AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of North Carolina
and the other States united with her, under the compact of government entitled
"The Constitution of the United States."
We, the people of the State of North Carolina in convention assembled, do
declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance
adopted by the State of North Carolina in the convention of 1789, whereby the
Constitution of the United States was ratified and adopted, and also all acts
and parts of acts of the General Assembly ratifying and adopting amendments to
the said Constitution, are hereby repealed, rescinded, and abrogated.
We do further declare and ordain,
That the union now subsisting between the State of North Carolina and the other
States, under the title of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved,
and that the State of North Carolina is in full possession and exercise of all
those rights of sovereignty which belong and appertain to a free and independent