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Object Name Case, Pen
Catalog Number 0985.05.00080a
Description Glass top case (.80a) for pen. One end missing and the other half-gone. "January 26, 1861" is written in blue paint on the glass top.
Dimensions H-2 W-9.5 inches
Owned Thomas C. Manning
Made A. Morton
Event Secession
Provenance Judge Thomas C. Manning used this pen to sign the Louisiana Ordinance of Secession on January 26, 1861 at the state's Secession Convention held in Baton Rouge, making Louisiana the sixth state to secede.
People Manning, Thomas C.
Search Terms Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Louisiana Ordinance of Secession, January 26, 1861
Subjects Secession
States' rights