117 1/2.-Mississippi secession ordinance.
Adopted January 9th, 1861.
The people of Mississippi
, in convention assembled, do ordain and declare, and it is hereby ordained and declared, as follows, to wit:
That all the laws and ordinances by which the said State of Mississippi
became a member of the Federal Union of the United States of America
be, and the same are hereby, repealed; and that all obligations on the part of said State or the people thereof to observe the same be withdrawn; and that the said State shall hereby resume the rights, functions, and powers, which, by any of said laws and ordinances, were conveyed to the Government
of the said United States
, and is dissolved from all the obligations, restraints, and duties incurred to the said Federal Union, and shall henceforth be a free, sovereign, and independent State.