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The Mississippi Secession ConventionDelegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865$
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Timothy B. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628460971

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2015

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.001.0001

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Adjournment

Adjournment

January 24–26, 1861

Chapter:
(p.136) 9 Adjournment
Source:
The Mississippi Secession Convention
Author(s):

Timothy B. Smith

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.003.0009

This chapter describes the final ordinances passed by the delegates of the Mississippi Secession Convention before adjourning. By this time, the delegates realized that the last major item remaining before the Convention was economic in nature. They knew that the state needed additional funds in the event of war against the Federal Union. The first important ordinance that they tackled was the Ways and Means Committee's bill that would raise revenue to support the military. Debates focused on amendments that would tax slaves separately from other property and the taxation of money loaned out of state as a possible source of funds for the war effort.

Keywords:   ordinances, Mississippi Secession Convention, Federal Union, Ways and Means Committee, military support, slave taxation, revenue, Legislature

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