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as one of their grounds for asserting their independence, that the King of Great Britain had abdicated government here by declaring us out of his protection, and waging war upon us. The people and Government of the Northern States of the late Union have acted in the same manner toward Missouri, and have dissolved, by war, the connection heretofore existing between her and them. The General Assembly of Missouri, the recognized political department of her government, by an act approved May 10, 1861, entitled, An act to authorize the Governor of the State of Missouri to suppress rebellion and repel invasion, has vested in the Governor, in respect to the rebellion and invasion now carried on in Missouri by the Government and people of the Northern States and their allies, the authority to take such measures as in his judgment he may deem necessary or proper to repel such invasion or put down such rebellion. Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority in me vested by said act, I, Cla