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Passed unanimously at 1:15 o'clock, P.M. December 20th, 1860.
To dissolve the Union between the Sate of South Carolina and other States unified with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."
We, the People of the State of South Carolin, in Convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained.
That the Ordinance adopted by the Convention, on the twent-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also, all Acts and parts of Acts of the Genera(l) Assembly of this State, ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repleased; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of "The United States of America," is hereby dissolved.