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."
We, the people of the State of Louisiana, in convention assembled, do
declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance
passed by us in convention on the 22d day of November, in the year eighteen
hundred and eleven, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America and
the amendments of the said Constitution were adopted, and all laws and
ordinances by which the State of Louisiana became a member of the Federal Union,
be, and the same are hereby, repealed and abrogated; and that the union now
subsisting between Louisiana and other States under the name of "The United
States of America" is hereby dissolved.
We do further declare and ordain, That the State of Louisiana hereby
resumes all rights and powers heretofore delegated to the Government of the
United States of America; that her citizens are absolved from all allegiance to
said Government; and that she is in full possession and exercise of all those
rights of sovereignty which appertain to a free and independent State.
We do further declare and ordain, That all rights acquired and vested
under the Constitution of the United States, or any act of Congress, or treaty,
or under any law of this State, and not incompatible with this ordinance, shall
remain in force and have the same effect as if this ordinance had not been
Adopted in convention at Baton Rouge this 26th day of