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President then requested the Delegates (by previous decision) to step forward as they were called in the alphabetical order of the Districts which they represented, and sign the Ordinance. Two hours were occupied in this solemn ceremony — the crowd waiting patiently the end. As the Delegation from St. Philip's and St. Michael's came forward, again the hall was filled with applause. And as the Hon. R. B. Rhett advanced to the parchment, the shouts became deafening, long-continued, until he had seated himself, signed and retired.--The same special compliment was paid to our Ex-Governor Gist, who recommended in his message to the extra session the immediate secession of South Carolina from the Union. At the close of the signatures, the President, advancing to the front of the platform, announced that the Seal of the State had been set, the signatures of the Convention put to the Ordinance, and he thereby proclaimed the State of South Carolina a separate, independent nationality.