Declaration of the Immediate Cause which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union; and the Ordinance of Secession. Printed by Order of the Convention.
The secession of South Carolina and their reasons for it
“Counterfeit” edition of this 1860 Confederate imprint originally published in Charleston, South Carolina by “Evans & Cogswell, Printers to the Convention” which famously prints the Declaration which lead to the secession of South Carolina from the Union.
The exact date of this counterfeit edition is unknown to us, but we can speculate it was likely printed at a commemorative date, during the 1880s.
Parrish & Willingham note this edition was published in Americus, Georgia. Perhaps the reason for this was the location of Andersonville Prison nearby and its effect on the population and, perhaps, the item was a memorial/anniversary to the rebellion of the South?
The Declaration that Eberstadt called of “awesome portent” was an official broadcasting to the Nation of the secession of South Carolina and declaring the Union was dissolved.
South Carolina was the first secede. Here, the State considered themselves a separate and sovereign nation. For years South Carolina had agitated for States’ Rights and the “nullification” of Federal powers.
Description: Declaration of the Immediate Cause which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union; and the Ordinance of Secession. Printed by Order of the Convention.
Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, Printers to the Convention, No. 3 Broad and 103 East Bay Streets. 1860 [i.e., but really Americus, Georgia by the Americus Book Company, c. 1880s]. Counterfeit edition. Small 8vo. 13, [3, blank]pp. Original yellow printed wrappers. Very good.
See Sabin 87435 for the original edition. Parrish & Willingham 3761n.