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In Tallahassee, the Florida secession convention votes by 62-7 to leave the United States

Florida, 1857, zoomable map
01/10/1861
The the sixty-nine delegates elected to the Florida state convention to consider secession had assembled in the capital city of Tallahassee a week earlier.  The gathering produced an ordinance of secession and passed it by a vote of sixty-two to seven on this day.  The ordinance was signed the following 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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