At a meeting held in the town of Cheraw, South Carolina on November 19th 1860 the first public call for secession was spoken. John A Inglis of Cheraw proposed a resolution to the group that the State of South Carolina secede from the Union. The resolution read in part that, “the state of South Carolina should forthwith secede from the Federal Union”.
Inglis along with Henry McIver also of Cheraw, South Carolina was named to the committee that would write the document that outlined South Carolina’s secession. Inglis would be the committee’s chairmen.