Act to Provide for Calling a State Convention, 1861

Title: Act to Provide for Calling a State Convention, 1861
Creator: B.F. Massey
Description: This act, approved January 21, 1861 by Missouri Secretary of State B.F. Massey in Jefferson City, Missouri, calls for a state convention to consider the “relations between the Government of the United States… and the Government and people of the State of Missouri; and to adopt such measures for vindicating the sovereignty of the State, and the protection of its institutions, as shall appear to them to be demanded.” The act states that delegates to the convention will be elected by popular vote on February 18, 1861 and will convene in Jefferson City on February 28, 1861. The document is signed by B.F. Massey and Missouri Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson.
Date original: January 21, 1861
Owning organization: Missouri State Archives
Document Type: government_document
Publication Statement: Missouri State Convention, 1861-1863: Office of the Secretary of State, 1861 Convention oversized box 16A/2/1 Folder 17
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri State Archives at: 600 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Phone: (573)751-4717, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri State Archives. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri State Archives.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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