In October 1865, delegates convened to reestablish Florida as part of the United States by revoking the state’s Ordinance of Secession and passing a new state constitution. The state remained under martial law, however, and Congress refused to seat legislators from the former Confederate states until more stringent requirements were met. Florida ultimately scrapped the Constitution of 1865 in favor of a new version created in 1868.
Done in open Convention. In witness whereof, the undersigned, the President of said Convention, and Delegates present, representing the people of Florida, do hereby sign our names, this the seventh day of November, Anno Domini, Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninetieth year, and the Secretary of said Convention doth countersign the same.