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NO. 1.-CALLING AN EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS.
By the President of the Conjederate States of America-A Proclamation.
Sept. 2, 1861.
WHEREAS, through accident, a bill to authorize the President to con- Preamble as to tinue the appointments made by him in the military and naval appointments in
the military and service during the recess of Congress or the present session, and to naval service. submit them to Congress at its next session, failed to be delivered to the President for his signature prior to the adjournment of Congress; and whereas, the failure of said bill to become a law, would cause serious inconvenience to the public service . .
Now, therefore, I, JEFFERSON Davis, President of the Confederate Congress conStates, do issue this my proclamation, convoking the Congress of the voked. Confederate States for the transaction of business, at the Capitol, in the city of Richmond, on the 3d day of September, at 12 o'clock, noon, of that day, of which all who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice.
Given under my hand and the Seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this 2nd day of September, A. D., 1861.
JEFFERSON DAVIS. By the President,
R. M. T. HUNTER, Secretary of State.
PUBLIC ACTS OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS
Passed at the fifth session of the Provisional Congress, which was begun
and held at the city of Richmond, on Monday, the eighteenth day of November, 1861, and ended on the eighteenth day of February, 1862.
JEFFERSON DAVIS, President. ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, Vice-Presi.
dent of the Confederate States. HOWELL COBB, President of the Congress.
Caar. L-An Act to admit the State of Missouri into the Confederacy, as a member of
the Confederate States of America.
Nov. 28, 1861.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Missouri admitthe State of Missouri be, and is hereby, admitted as a member of the ted. Confederate States of America, upon an equal footing with the other States of the Confederacy, under the Constitution of the provisional government of the same.
APPROVED November 28, 1861.
Caap. II.-An Act to enable the State of Missouri to elect members of the House of
Nov. 29, 1861.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, as Election of memfollows: In case the State of Missouri shall adopt and ratify the Con-bers from Missouri stitution for the permanent government of the Confederate States of Rer
to the House of America, the time for holding in said State the first election for members of the House of Representatives, in the Congress of said Confederate States, under said Constitution, shall be such as may be designated by the Legislature of said State ; which election shall be conducted, in all respects, according to said Constitution and the law of said State, then in force for that purpose ; and if no provision by law shall have been made for such election, then according to the laws heretofore existing therein for the election of members of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States.
Sec. Ž. The State of Missouri shall be entitled to elect thirteen Number. members to the House of Representatives, the same being upon the basis
of one member for every ninety thousand representative population, and one additional member for a fraction over one-half of the ratio aforesaid, • under the census of the United States, taken in eighteen hundred and
sixty, and being the same basis of representation fixed for the seven original States, in said Constitution for permanent government.
APPROVED November 29, 1861.
1861, Dec. 7.
Chap. III.-An Act for the employment of laundresses in 3/ilitary Hospitals.
Employment of The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That laundresses io guperintendents of the different military hospitals be, and they are here.
·by, authorized to employ laundresses for the sick and wounded soldiers, at such rates, and in such numbers, as may be prescribed by the War Department.
APPROVED December 7, 1861., i
1861, Dec. 7.
CHAP. IV.-An Act to authorize the appointment of one or more officers to aid the Presi
dent to sign commissions in the army.
Officers to affix The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That signature of the the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to delegate power to one President to com
in the or more officers, to be selected by him, to affix the signature of the
President to commissions in the army. . APPROVED December 7, 1861.
1861, Doc. 10.
CHAP. V.-An Act for the admission of the State of Kentucky into the Confederate State:
of America, as a member thereof.
Kentucky ad. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That
the State of Kentucky be, and is hereby, admitted a member of the Confederate States of America, on an equal footing with the other States of this Confederacy.
Approved December 10, 1861.
1861, Dec. 10.
CHAP. VI.- An Act to authorize the Secretary of War to appoint an Assistant.
Appointment of The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That, Assistant 8:crote- the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered ry of War.
to appoint an assistant, who shall be known as the Assistant Secretary His duties. of War, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned him by the Compensation. Secretary, and receive as compensation for his services three thousand
dollars per annum.
APPROVED December 10, 1861.
1861, Dec. 10. CHAP. VII.--An Act to authorize the appointment of chief buglers and principal
musicians to regiments in the provisional army. Chief bugler or The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That principal musician the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a chief
esto bugler or principal musician, according to corps, to each regiment in the provisional army.
APPROVED December 10, 1861.