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Excerpt from “Resignation of Hon. C.C. Clay, Jr. to His Excellency, A.B. Moore, Montgomery, Ala.”

In this article, Clement Claiborne Clay, or C.C. Clay, Jr., tendered his resignation as Senator from Alabama in the U.S. Congress. The excerpt targets the election of Abraham Lincoln and the abolition movement as part of his rationale for resigning as well as for Alabama and other southern states to secede from the Union.

Creator: Montgomery Weekly Advertiser
Date: 1860 December 12
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Newspaper article

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