Creator

Date Original

1861

Description

This collection contains vouchers issued by the Secession Convention to various persons for expenses.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Secession Convention met in March 1861 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to decide the fate ofthe state in relation to the Union. The convention dismissed after the first meeting with no action. Theyplanned to re-convene on the first Monday of August. However, fighting at Fort Sumter, South Carolina,commenced in April, which forced the Secession Convention to reconvene in May, this time voting 69-1to secede from the Union. The vouchers were issued to cover expenses.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaksi County (Ark.); South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.006.024

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Secession Convention vouchers, SMC.006.024

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Secession Convention vouchers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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