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Texas voters ratify the state's Ordinance of Secession by a large majority

Texas, 1857, zoomable map
02/23/1861
In keeping with the Ordinance of Secession, Texans went to the polls to vote to ratify or overturn the document.  The only seceding state so far to allow the people to vote on leaving the Union saw a 23,000 majority for independence.  The actual recorded numbers were 46,129 for and and 14,697 against.  With that the Ordinance went into effect and Texas was no longer a part of the United States.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans, Volume 1 (Chicago, IL: The American Historical Society, 1914), 538.

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