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Statement of Protest to Georgia Secession
January 22, 1861 6 delegates to the Georgia Secessionist Convention issue a "statement of protest." Georgia


We, the undersigned, Delegates to the Convention of the State of Georgia, now in Session, whilst we most solemnly Protest against the action of the majority in adopting an Ordinance for the immediate and separate Secession of this State, and would have preferred the policy of co-operation with our southern sister States, -- yet, as good citizens, we yield to the will of a majority of her people, as expressed by their Representatives; and we hereby pledge 'our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor' to the defence of Georgia, if necessary, against hostile invasion from any source whatever.

James P. Simmons - Gwinnett County
Thomas M McRae - Gwinnett County
S.H. Lattimer - Montgomery County
Davis Welchel - Montgomery County
P.M. Byrd - Hall County
James Simmons - Pickens County

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