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or extended pecuniary aid to the United States, or the government of Kentucky, waging war against the Confederate States; and when so sequestrated, instead of paying the same into the Treasury of the Confederate States, shall account for and pay over the same under his commission, to the government of Kentucky.

APPROVED December 16, 1861.

Dec. 18, 1861.

[No. 7.] A resolution of thanks to Brigadier General A. G. Erring and the officers and

soldiers under his command, for their gallant conduct in the battle of Leesburgk.

Be it resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Thanks of ConThat the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered to Brig-gress tendered to adier General N. G: Evans, and the officers and soldiers under his com- and his cutmanu. mand, for the brilliant victory achieved by them over largely superior forces of the enemy in the battle of Leesburgh.

APPROVED December 18, 1861.

[No. 8.] Resolutions relating to Maryland.

Dec. 21, 1861.

WHEREAS, The State of Maryland has suffered the same wrongs which Preamble.

impelled these Confederate States to withdraw from the United States, and is intimately associated with these States by geographical situation, by mutual interest, by similarity of institutions and by enduring sentiments of reciprocal amity and esteem; and whereas, it is believed that a large majority of the good people of Maryland earnestly desire to unite their State with the Confederate States, a desire which is proved to exist even by the violent, extraordinary and tyrannical measures employed by our enemy to restraiu the expression thereof: and whereas, the Government of the United States, by imprisoning members of the Legislature of Maryland, by establishing powerful armies of foreign troops within that State and along her borders, and by suppressing with armed force the freedom of speech and of elections, has prevented the people and their representatives from adopting the political connection which they prefer, and, in revenge of their preference, has inflicted upon them many outrages, and established over them a foreign despotism: and whereas, the accession of Maryland to this Confederation will be mutually beneficial, and is essential to the integrity and security of the Confederate Union; Be it thereforeFirst. Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Expression of That the sufferings of the good people of Maryland, under the oppres- people of Marysion of our enemy, excite our profound sympathy, and entitle them to land. speedy and efficient exertions on our part for their relief.

Desire to facili Second. That it is the desire of this government, by appropriate of Maryland to tho

tate the accession measures, to facilitate the accession of Maryland, with the free consent C. S. of her people, to the Confederate States,

No peace to be Third. That no peace ought to be concluded with the United States, does not ensure to

concluded which which does not ensure to Maryland the opportunity of forming a part of her the opportunithis Confederacy.

ty of forming a

part of this ConAPPROVED December 21, 1861.

federacy.

Jan. 10, 1862.

(No. 9.] Resolution of thanks to Colonel Eduard Johnson, his officers and men for ser."

vices in the battle of Alleghany Mountain.

Thanks of Con- First. Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, gress tendered to That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to Coloson and to the of- nel Edward Johnson, and to the officers and men under his command, ficers and men un- for gallant and meritorious services at the summit of Alleghany Mounder his command. tain, in Virginia, on the thirteenth day of December, eighteen hundred

and sixty-one, when for more than six hours, they, with remarkable courage and constancy, sustained an assault made upon their position by fourfold their number, and finally drove the enemy in disorder, and with

heavy loss, from the field. Resolution to be

Second. That the foregoing resolution be communicated to said comcommunicated.

mand, by the Secretary of War, and be made known in general orders.

APPROVED January 10, 1862.

Jan. 22, 1862.

[No. 10.) A resolution in reference to the arms of the volunteers for twelve months.

Arms of volun- Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That teers to be kept the military exigencies of the Confederate States render it absolutely of the President. necessary that the arms of the volunteers now in the service should be

kept within the control of the President of the Confederate States ; so that whenever the present volunteers shall be discharged from service, the arms may be placed in the hands of others.

APPROVED January 22, 1862.

Feb. 3, 1862.

(No. 11.) A resolution supplemental to the resolution entitled " A resolution appointing

John D. Jorris, of Kentucky, a receiver under the act of sequestration, approced August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one," and which tons approved by the Prerdent on the sixteenth of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

Evidence admis. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do resolve, That sible in cases in- in all cases in any court of the Confederate States instituted by authority stituted by John D. of the above mentioned resolution, whenever it shall appear to the conrt Morris, of Kentucky, under au

that the documentary evidence, or witnesses, necessary to establish the thority of resolu- facts alleged in the petition, and authorize the judgment of the court, tion of Dec. 16, are situated within the territorial limits occupied by the public enemy, him receiver under the court may, in its discretion, admit on the hearing the following artisequestration act. cles of documentary and testimonial proof: First, a copy of any report

or enunciation of the bank that it had loaned or extended pecuniary aid to the United States or the Government of Kentucky, waging war against the Confederate States; and such report or enunciation may be read from what shall appear to be a copy, or statement of its substance in the journals or session acts of the Legislature of Kentucky, or from any periodical journal of the State published within the dominions of the enemy, or testimonial proof of the substance of the contents of such documents. Second, Testimonial proof in parol, in letters or any other form of paper writing, of the admission of the president or cashiers of the bank, that such loan or pecuniary aid had been made or afforded to the enemy. Third, Circumstantial evidence of facts from which the facts necessary to make out the case are fairly inferable. But in every case the offer of such proof shall be accompanied with the affidavit of the receiver that he believes the facts which such evidence tends to prove are true.

APPROVED February 3, 1862.

Feb. 6, 1862.

(No. 12.) A resolution in regard to the transfer of certain Indion trust funds to the

Confederate States.

Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That Indemnity to the the Government of the Confederate States hereby agrees to indemnify

States against loss

an account of the the several States of this Confederacy, against any loss or liability transfer by them incurred by them because of the payment or transfer, on the part of the to the C. S.offunds said several States to the Government of the Confederate States, of any

belonging to. In

dian Tribes, or stocks, bonds or funds, belonging to certain Indian Tribes, or members members thereof. thereof, in pursuance of the acts of the Congress of May twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and January tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

APPROVED February 6, 1862.

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PRIVATE ACTS OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS

OF THE

CONFEDERATE STAT ES.

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

President of the Confederate States. HOWELL COBB, President of the Congress.

Jan. 16, 1862.

Chap. I.-- An Act to reward the loyalty of the Principal Chief of the Seminole Nation.

The loyalty of The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Hemha Mieco or the President of the Confederate States be authorized to present to John Jumper.principal chief of tho Hemha Micco, or John Jumper, a commission, conferring upon him the Sominolo Nation, honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel of the army of the Confederate rewarded.

States, but without creating or imposing the duties of actual service or command, or pay, as a complimentary mark of honor, and a token of good will and confidence in his friendship, good faith and loyalty to this government, and to procure and present him with a complete uniform of that rank and grade, a sabre and a Maynard rifle, with a liberal supply of ammunition for the same. And the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated for the purchase of the said uniform and arms.

APPROVED January 16, 1862.

Jan. 23, 1862.

Caar. II.-An Act for the relief of Dillon Jordan and F. Glackmyer.

Accounts of Dil- The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That lon Jordan and F. the Postmaster General cause the account of Dillon Jordon and F. Glackpostal services, to myer, for postal services rendered by them respectively, for the Confedbe audited. erate States, at Montgomery, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, between

the twenty-ninth day of January and the first June, eighteen hun

to dred and sixty-one, (to be audited) and that he report to this Congress Congress thereon. what sums will be a just and proper compensation to said parties res

pectively for said services.

APPROVED January 23, 1862.

Chap. III.-An Act for the relief of A. B. Noyes, collector of the port of St. Jurks,

Florida.

Jan. 23, 1862.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That A. B. Noyes, col. A. B. Noyes, collector of the port of St. Marks, Florida, be allowed, in lector of the port the settlement of his accounts with the Treasury Department, the sum ida, to be allowed of seven thousand eight hundred and eighty-four dollars and eighty-one a certain credit

, for cents, for and on accoụnt of the duties accruing upon a cargo of iron, and on account of

the duties acerving entered, bonded, and put in warehouse at that port, on the second day of

upon a certain October, eighteen hundred and sixty, by the Pensacola and Georgia cargo of iron. Railroad Company, and which said iron was delivered on the twenty-fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, by order of the Governor of said State, to the said railroad company, without the payment of the duties due thereon to the said collector: Provided always, That this act

Proviso. shall not be so construed as to waive any rights which the Confederate States may have against the State of Florida, for the future payment of the duties so due upon the said railroad iron.

APPROVED, January 23, 1862.

Feb. 11, 1862.

Chap. IV.-An Act to provide for the compensation of G. H. Oury, delegate from Ari

zona, for his attendance at this session of Congress.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Pay and mileage G. H. Oury be entitled to ten cents a mile for coming to the city of of G. H. Oury, delRichmond, Virginia, and returning home, to be estimated by the usual ba, for bis attendroute of travel, and to eight dollars a day during this session of Con-ance at this session gress, from the date of the approval of an act to organize the Territory of Congress. of Arizona, to be paid in the same manner provided by law for the compensation of members of Congress.

(APPROVED ) February 11, 1862.

Feb. 15, 1862.

CHAP. V.-An Act appropriating the sum of one thousand one hundred and ten, twenty

two hundredthe dollars for the relief of the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad Company, teing the difference between fifteen and troenty-four per cent. duty on railroad iron paid at Pensacola, in May, eighteen hundred and sixty one.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Appropriation for for the

purpose of carrying into effect the second section of an act ap- Mobile and Great proved May twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled “An Northern Railroad aet to define with more certainty the meaning of an act entitled 'An Company. act to fix the duties on articles therein named,' approved March fifteenth, eighteen hundro and sixty-one,” the sum of one thousand one hundred and ten, twenty-two hundredths dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid to William D. Dunn, President of the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad Company, being the difference between fifteen and twenty-four per cent. duty on railroad iron of the value of twelve thousand and three hundred and thirty-five seventy-five hundredths dollars withdrawn from warehouses at Pensacola in the month of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

APPROVED February 15, 1862.

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