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The Florida state convention on secession assembles in Tallahassee

Florida, 1857, zoomable map
01/03/1861
The the sixty-nine delegates elected to the Florida state convention to consider secession assembled in the capital city of Tallahassee.  A week later the gathering had produced an ordinance of secession and passed it by a vote of sixty-two to seven.  The ordinance was signed the next day, January 11, 1861, and Florida became the third state to declare its independence from the United States. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America (Mansfield, OH: Estill & Co., 1866), 165-166. 

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