Happy Birthday General

General Robert E. Lee born the 19th of January 1807. No finer example of a brilliant, gallant and courageous military commander. The son of Major General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee of Revolutionary War Fame.

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Happy Secession Day

A repost

January the 10th in the Year of Our Lord 1861 the State of Florida seceded from the union.

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independent nation; and that all ordinances heretofore adopted, in so far as they create or recognize said Union, are rescinded; and all laws or parts of laws in force in this State, in so far as they recognize or assent to said Union, be, and they are hereby, repealed.

Passed 10 Jan 1861

God Bless the Republic of Florida
DEO VINDICE