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An Act to make appropriations for the expenses of government in the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments, from the eighteenth of February to the first of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and for other purposes. February 15, 1-62, ch. 75...........
An Act to authorize and provide for the organization of the Maryland Line. Feb. 15, 1862, ch. 76.... 270
An Act to fix the rank of certain officers. February 15, 1862, ch. 78...........
An Act to provide for an increase of the Quartermaster and Commissary Departments. February 15,
An Act concerning the pay and allowances due to deceased soldiers. February 15, 1862, ch. 81.
An Act to define and establish the compensation of members of the Congress of the Confederate
An Act to repeal an act therein named. February 17, 1862, ch. 84..
An Act to provide for the preservation and future publication of the journals of the provisional Congress, and the proceedings of the Convention which framed the provisional and permanent Constitutions of the Confederate States. February 17, 1862. ch. 85....
An Act to amend "An act to provide for the safe custody, printing, publication and distribu ion of the
No. 1. A resolution authorizing the transfer of funds to foreign parts. November 26, 1861,...
A resolution of thanks to Major General Sterling Price, and the officers and soldiers under his command, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the present war. December 3, 1861.. 279 Resolution of thanks to Major General Leonidas Polk, Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow, Brigadier General Benjamin F. Cheatham, and the officers and so'diers under their command, for gal ant and distinguished services in the present war. December 6, 1861........... 280 No. 5. A resolution to make an advance to the State of South Carolina, on account of her claims against the Confederate States. December 14, 1861, 280 No. 6. A resolution appointing John D. Morris, of Kentucky, a receiver under the act of sequestration, approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. December 16, 1861,...... 280 A resolution of thanks to Brigad er General N. G. Evans, and the officers and soldiers under his command, for their gallant conduct in the battle of Leesburg. December 18, 1861,...... 281 Resolution relating to Maryland. December 21, 1861.....
Resolution of thanks to Colon-1 Edward Johnson, his officers and men, for services in the
of Kentucky, a receiver under the act of sequestration," approved August thirtieth, eigh-
No. 12. A resolution in regard to the transfer of certain Indian trust funds to the Confederate
No. 1. Calling an extra session of Congress. September 2, 1861,...........
Treaty between the Confederate States of America and the Creek nations of Indians. July 10, 1861.... 289
Treaty between the Confederate States of America and the Great Osage tribe of Indians. Oct 2. 1861, 363 Treaty between the Confederate States of America and the Seneca tribe of Indians, formerly known as
the Senecas of Sandusky, and the Shawnees of the tribe or confederacy of Senecas and Shawnees formerly known as the Senecas and Shawnees of Lewistown, or the mixed bands of Senecas and Shawnees, each tribe for itself. October 4, 1861,............
Treaty between the Confederate States of America and the Quapaw tribe of Indians. Oct. 4, 1861....... 386 Treaty between the Confederate States of America and the Cherokee nation of Indians. Oct. 7, 1861, 394
PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
Acts of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.
An Aot for the relief of William P. Barker. February 25, 1861, ch. 1,.........
No. 1. A resolution for the relief of J. M. Walden, a citizen of Georgia. February 16, 1861,........... 97
An Act to make temporary disposition of certain railroad iron. May 21, 1861, ch. 1,........................
An Act to reward the loyalty of the principal chief of the Seminole nation. January 16, 1862, ch. 1, 284
An Act appropriating the sum of one thousand one hundred and ten twe' ty-two hundredths dollars
An Act to compensate Dillon Jordan and F. Glackmyer, for services rendered the government.
No. 1. Resolution in relation to payment to disbursing clerk of appropriation for removal of the seat of government. February 15, 1862,............
The Confederate States of America. At a Congress of the Sovereign and Independent States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, begun and holden at the Capitol in Montgomery, in the State of Alabama, on the fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one; and thence continued, by divers adjournments, until the eighth day of February in the same year:
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA.
We, the Deputies of the Sovereign and Independent States of South Provisional GovernCarolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, in- ment, established. voking the favor of Almighty God, do hereby, in behalf of these States, ordain and establish this Constitution for the Provisional Government of the same: to continue one year from the inauguration of How long to conthe President, or until a permanent Constitution or Confederation between the said States shall be put in operation, whichsoever shall first
All legislative powers herein delegated shall be vested in this Con- Legislative powers gress now assembled until otherwise ordained.
When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the same shall be filled in such manner as the proper authorities of the State shall direct.
1. The Congress shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualification of its members; any number of Deputies from a majority of the States, being present, shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members; upon all questions before the Congress, each State shall be entitled to one vote, and shall be represented by any one or more of its Deputies who may be present.
vested in Congress.
2. The Congress may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish Rules of proceedits members for disorderly behavior, and with the concurrence of twothirds, expel a member.
ings to be kept. Yeas and nays.
3. The Congress shall keep a journal of. its proceedings, and from Journal of proceed time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members on any question, shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those present, or at the instance of any one State, be entered on the journal.
Compensation of members. How paid.
The members of Congress shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the Confederacy. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be priviledged from arrest during their attendance at the session of the Congress, and in going to and returning from the same; Not to be question- and for any speech or debate, they shall not be questioned in any other
In what cases members priviledged from arrest.
ed for any speech or debate.
Bills passed by Con. 1. Every bill which shall have passed the Congress, shall, before it gress to be presented become a law, be presented to the President of the Confederacy; if ceedings when the he approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it with his objections to the Congress, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such re-consideration, two-thirds of the Congress shall agree to pass the bill, it shall become a law. But in all such cases, the vote shall be determined by yeas and nays; and the names of the persons voting for and against When bill retained the bill shall be entered on the journal. If any bill shall not be reby President becomes turned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner, as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment, President may veto prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law. The President other appropriation may veto any appropriation or appropriations and approve any other apin same bill. propriation or appropriations in the same bill.
one, and approve an
etc., to be presented
Orders, resolutions, 2. Every order, resolution or vote, intended to have the force and to the President, if effect of a law, shall be presented to the President, and before the same disapproved by him, shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be re-passed by two-thirds of the Congress, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.
how re-passed by
augurated bills, etc.,
Until President in- 3. Until the inauguration of the President, all bills, orders, resoluof force, without his tions and votes adopted by the Congress shall be of full force without approval by him.
to lay taxes to carry.
Power of Congress 1. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, on the Government. imposts and excises, for the revenue necessary to pay the debts and Duties to be uni- carry on the Government of the Confederacy; and all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the States of the Confederacy..
2. To borrow money on the credit of the Confederacy:
3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes:
4. To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on
ization and law of the subject of bankruptcies throughout the Confederacy:
To coin money. To
5. To coin money, regulate the value thereof and of foreign coin, Ax standard of and fix the standard of weights and measures:
weights and mea- 6. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities To punish counter and current coin of the Confederacy:
To establi h post offices and roads.
To promote science and useful arts.
To constitute infe lor tribunals.
To define and punleh piracies, etc.
To declare war.
7. To establish post offices and post roads:
8. To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries:
9. To constitute tribunals inferior to the supreme court:
10. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations:
11. To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water: