Alabama gone Out!
Ordinance of Secession passed.
rejoicing at Montgomery.
Montgomery. Ala, Jan. 11.
--The Ordinance of Secession was passed at 2½ o'clock yesterday.
Cannons are firing, bells ringing, and the city is in a blaze of enthusiasm.
Augusta, Jan. 11.
--The "ordinance to dissolve the Union
between the State of Alabama
and the other States of the United States
, united under the compact and style of the United States of America
," reads as follows:
The election of Abraham Lincoln
and Hannibal Hamlin
to the offices of President
and vice President
of the United States of America
, by a sectional part avowedly hostile to the domestic institutions and the peace and security of the people of the State of Alabama
, following upon the heels of man, and dangerous infractions of the Constitution of the United States
, by many of the States and people of the Northern
section, is a practical wrong of a insulting and menacing a character as to justify the people of Alabama
in the adoption of prompt and decided measures for their future peace and security; and, therefore.
Be it declared and ordained by the people of the State of Alabama in Convention assembled.
That as State of Alabama
now withdrawn and is hereby withdrawn from the Union
known as the United States of America
and hence, oath ceases to be one of the United States of America
and is, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and independent State.
And be it further declared and ordained by the people of the State of Alabama
in Convention assembled.
That all powers over the territories of said State, and over the people thereof, heretofore delegated to the Government
of the United States of America
be and they are hereby withdrawn from said Government and are hereby resumed and vested in the people of the State of Alabama
And as it is the desired purpose of the people of Alabama
to meet the people of the slaveholding States of the South
, who approve such purpose in order to issue a Provisional or permanent Government, upon the principles of the Government
of the United States
be it also resolved by the people of Alabama
, in Convention assembled, that the people of the States of Delaware
, North Carolina South Carolina
, Mississippi Louisiana
, and Missouri
, and hereby invited to meet the people of the State of Alabama
, by their delegates in Contend, noon the 4th day of February next, at Montgomery
, Ala, for the purpose of consultation with each other as to the most effectual made of securing concerted and harmonious action in whatever measures may be deemed most desirable for their common peace and security; and
Be it further Resolved.
That the President
of this Convention be and he is hereby instructed to transmit forthwith a copy of the foregoing preamble ordinance and resolutions to the Governors
of the States named; said resolutions being done by the people of Alabama
, in Convention assembled at Montgomery
, this the 12th day of January, 1861.
The preamble, ordinance and resolutions were adopted, by ayes 61, nays 39.
After the adoption of the ordinance, the hall was opened to visitors.
A splendid flag was presented by the ladies of Alabama
, and conveyed to the President
's stand and formally given to the Convention
, through Hon. Wm. L. Yancey
, in a handsome address.
, from Tuscaloosa
, followed with a feeling reference to the Stars and Stripes, and invoked a blessing on the new flag.
, of Eufaula
, returned the thanks of the Convention
to the ladies.
The ordinance will be ratified Monday, when it is believed many other delegates will sign it.
An immense meeting is now in session in front of the Capitol
Distinguished co-operation delegates are pledging their constituents as a unit to sustain secession.
The flag presented by the ladies is now waving over the Capitol
, amid the ringing of bells, firing of cannon, and intense enthusiasm.
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 11.
--An illumination is lighting the city from the Capitol
to the river.
An immense crowd is gathered in front of Montgomery Hall.
Hon. J. L. M. Curry
, and Mr. Mathews
, of Mississippi