Wasn't aware that Arkansas did that. Missouri's governor and lt.governor went south and the bill of secession never received a vote. The senators remained in Washington but there was never an election or appointment of legislators to the Confederacy. The Blair family was the power in Union Missouri at the time. Frank P Blair, Union general was part of it.
Arkansas passed an ordnance of secession.
posted on 05/30/2005 7:11:48 PM PDT
("Ceterum censeo Islam esse delendam " with apologies to Cato)
What happened in Arkansas was a rerun of what happened during territorial days. They had competing factions of Unionists and Slavers. Ended up they had two capitals and two legislatures. I think Congress recognized the one and not the other.
Then the Civil War came along and the same factional fissures reasserted themselves.
They can still be counted on to do that from time to time.
posted on 05/30/2005 7:14:47 PM PDT
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