ORDINANCE OF SECESSION
We, the people of the State of Florida, in convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish, and declare, That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America and from the existing Government of the said States; and that all political connection between her and the Government of said States ought to be, and the same is hereby, totally annulled, and said Union of States dissolved; and the State of Florida is hereby declared a sovereign and independent nation; and that all ordinances heretofore adopted, in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded; and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union, be, and they are hereby, repealed.
adopted January 10, 1861
Florida Secession Flag
This flag was presented to Gov. Madison
Starke Perry by the Ladies of Broward's Neck in Duval
County and it was hoisted on the state Capitol when the
Ordinance of Secession was signed on Jan.11, 1861.
This information is based on the article written by Allen Morris for the Florida Handbook 1988.