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Daily Archives: April 17, 2011

Virginia secedes

As recently as April 4, 1861 – there was nearly a 2 to 1 preference against secession in the Virginia legislature. Sumter, and the subsequent call for 75,000 troops changed all that. Therefore, on April 17, 1861, the Commonwealth of Virginia issued the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE to repeal the ratification of the Constitution of […]