chapter  11
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Senate Resignations

An Ordinance to dissolve the union between the State of Louisiana and other States united with her, under the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States of America.” Nor is the mere election, by the forms of the Constitution, of a President distasteful to us, the cause, as it is so often and so confidently asserted, of our action. Senators, six States have now severed the links that bound them to a Union to which we were all attached, as well by many ties of material well-being, as by the inheritance of common glories in the past, and the well-founded hopes of still more brilliant destinies in the future! The inhabitants of the ceded Territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal Constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities of citizens of the United States.