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OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF THE

PROVISIONAL CONGRESS,

AND OF THE PROCLAMATIONS AND TREATIES

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

Acts of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.

STATUTE I.-1861.

PAGE. An Act to continue in force certain laws of the United States of America. February 9, 1861, ch. 1.. 27 do Aet to continue in office the officers connected with the collection of the customs in the Confederate States of America. February 14, 1861, ch. 2........

27 An Act to exempt from duty certain commodities therein named, and for other purposes. February 18, 1861, ch. 3...........

28 An Act to provide munitions of war, and for other purposes. February 20, 1861, ch. 1............ 23 An Act to authorize the President to appoint a Private Secretary. Feb. 20, 1861, ch. 5....

29 An Act to determine the salaries of the Vice-President and of the heads of Departments. February 21, 1861, ch. 6. ..........

29 An Act to organize the Department of State. February 21, 1861, ch. 7..........................................

29 An Act to establish the Treasury Department. February 21, 1861, ch, 8.......

30 An Aet to establish the War Department. February 21, 1861, ch. 9........

32 An Aet to establish the Navy Department. February 21, 1861, ch. 10...........................................

33 An Act to establish the Post-Office Department. February 21, 1861, ch. 11.................................. 33 An Act to organize and establish an Executive Department, to be known as the Department of Justice. February 21, 1861, ch. 12..........

33 An Act to prescribe the rates of postage in the Confederate States of America and for other purposes. February 23, 1861, ch. 13......

34 An Aot to declare and establish the free navigation of the Mississippi river. Feb. 26, 1861, ch. 14..... 36 An Act to modify the navigation laws and repeal discriminating duties on ships or vessels. February 26, 1861, ch. 15...........

38 An Act to define more accurately the exemption of certain goods from duty. Feb. 26, 1861, ch. 16..... 38 An Act for the establishment and organization of a general staff for the army of the Confederate States. February 28, 1861, ch. 17.

38 An Ast in relation to public printing. February 27, 1861, ch. 18.............

39 An Act to authorize the Secretary of State to appoint an assistant. February 27, 1861, ch. 19......... 42 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to establish additional ports and places of entry

and delivery, and appoint oficers therefor. February 28, 1861, ch. 20.........,

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An Act to raise money for the sapport of the government, and to provide for the defence of the Con. federate States of America. February 28, 1861, ch. 21......

42 An Act to raise provisional forces for the Confederate States of America, and for other purposes. February 28, 1861, ch. 22............

43 An Act supplemental to an act to regulate the rates of postage, and for other purposes. March 1,

1861, ch. 23 ....... An Act to admit Texas as a member of the Confederate States of America. March 2, 1861, ch. 24 44 An Act to repeal so much of the Laws of the Confederate States of America as prohibit the introduc

tion of liquors, except in casks or vessels of or above certain named capacity, and for other pur

poses. March 5, 1861, ch. 25......... An Act to provide for the public defence. March 6, 1861, ch. 26....

45 An Act to provide for the registration of vessels owned in whole or in part by citizens of the Confederate States. March 6, 1861, ch, 27.........

46 An Act to establish and organize a bureau in connection with the Department of the Treasury, to be koown as the Light-House Bureau. March 6, 1861, ch. 28....

17 An Act for the establishment and organization of the army of the Coufederate States of America. March 6, 1861, ch. 29.....

47 An Act to create the clerical force of the several Executive Deportments of the Confederate States of America, and for other purposes. March 7, 1861, ch. 30.

52 An Act to create the clerical force of the Navy Department. March 8, 1861, ch 31,..

53 An Act to admit certain material free of duty, for the construction of telegraph lines from Saraonab,

in the State of Georgia, to Fort Pulaski, and from Mobile, in the State of Alabama, to Fort Morgan. March 9, 1881, ch. 32....

53 An Act to authorize the issue of treasury notes, and to prescribe the punishment for forging the same, and for forging certificates of stock, bonds or coupons. March 9, 1861, ch. 33.......

54 An Act to provide for an Assistant Treasurer of the Confederate States of America, and a treasurer for the mint in the city of New Orleans. March 9, 1801, ch. 34 .......

57 An Act further to provide foș the organization of the Post-Office Department. March 9, 1861, ch. 35. 57 An Act to fix the pay of the members of the Congress of the Confederate States of America. March 11, 1861, ch. 36. ....

58 An Act making appropriation for the support of three thousand men for twelve months, to be called

into service at Char'eston, South Carolina, under the third and fourth sections of an act of the Congress " to raise provisional forces for the Confederate States of America, and for other pur. poses." March 11, 1861, ch. 37......

58 An Act making appropriations for the support of the regular army of the Confederate atates i f America for twelve months, and for other purp.ses. · March 11, 1861, ch. 3.

58 An Act to establish a court of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction at Key West, in the State of Florida. March 11, 1861. ch. 39.......

60 An Act making appropriations to carry out the provisions of "An act to provide for the public defence.” March 12, 1861, ch. 40....

61 Au Act amendatory of an act for the organization of the staff departments of the army, and an act

for the establishment and organization of the army of the Coofederate States of America. March 14, 1861, ch. 41 .............

61 An Act to regulate foreigu coins in the Confederate States. March 14, 1861, ch. 42........

62 An Act making appropriations for the legislative, exe utive and judicial expenses of goverpuent, for

the year ending four h of February, eighteen bundred and sixty-two. March 15, 1861, ch. 43.... 63 Ao Act to authorize the appointment of commercial agents or consuls to foreign ports. March 15, 1851, ch. 41......

05 An Act to autborize the construction or purchase of ten guo-boats. March 15, 1861, ch. 45............ 65 An Act to define and fix the pay of the officers of the Congress of the provisional government. March 15, 1861, ch: 46......

65 An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to estab ish a court of adruiralıy and maritime jurisdiction at Key West, in the State of Florida." March 15, 1861, ch. 47...

66 An Act to appoint a Second Auditor of the Treasury. March 15, 1861, ch. 48.... An Act vesting certain powers in the Postmaster General March 15, 1861, cb. 49,

66 An Act to anend the laws relative to the compensation of the attorneys of the Confederate Siates. March 15, 1861, ch. 50,. .. ....

67 An Act making approprintions for the custom-houses at New Orleans and Charleston, and for other purposes. Marih 15, 1861, ch. 51........

63 An Act to establish the Bureau nf Indian Affairs. March 15, 1861, ch. 52...... An Act 10 exempt from duty certain articles of merchandise therein named. March 15, 1861, ch. 53, 68 An Act to fix the dusies on articles therein named. March 15, 1861, ch, 64.....

69 An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy for the year ending fourth February, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. March 15, 1861, ch. 55 ..........

69 An Act to authorize the transit of merchandise thrjugh the Confederate Sta es. March 15, ch. 56,.... 70 An Act to repeal the third section of "An act t exempt from dury certain commodities therein

named, and for oiher purposes." March 15, 1861. ch. 67,.... An Act to provide for the organization of the navy, March 16, 1861, cb. 58,

70 An Act to provide for payment of light money in the Confederate States. March 16. 1861, cl. 59.... 75 An Act authorizing President alone to make certain appointments. March 16, 1861, ch. 60,....... 75 An Act to establish the judicial courts of the Confederate States of America. March 16, 1861, ch. 61,.. 75 An Act supplementary to an act entitled an act to organize the pavy. March 16, 1861, ch. 62 87 An Act supplemental to an act to define and fix the pay of the officers of the Congress. March 16, 1861, ch. 63,

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PAGE. An Act to appropriate money for certain civil purposes. March 16, 1861, ch, 64,......

87 An Act waking additional appropriations for the support of the army, for the year endiog the first of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. March 16, 1861, ch. 65.........

88 An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department, for the fiscal year ending the first of March, eighteen bundred and sixty-two. March 16, 1861, ch. 66......

88 An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to appoint special agents in certain cases. March

16, 1861, ch. 67,...... An Act making appropriation for the service of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. March 16, 1861, ch. 68, 89 An Act to amend an act entitled - An act authorizing the President alone to make certain appointinents. March 16, 1861, ch. 69.........

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RESOLUTIONS.

No. 1. A resolution to appoint Messrs Reid and Shorter printers to the Congress. Feb. 5, 1861,...... 90 No. 2. A resolution accepting the appropriation of five bundred thousand dollars by the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. February 8, 1861,.......................

90 No. 3. A resolution for the preservation of the records of Congress. February 8, 1861,.................. 90 No. 4. A resolution in regard to the State of North Carolinn, and the commissioners from said State to this Congress. February 8, 1861,............

90 No. 5. A resoultion in relation to the occupation of the forts and aresenals, &c. February 12, 1861, 91 No. 6. A resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Congress to arrange for publication the provis

ional Constitution for the governinent of the Confederate States of America, with the autograph signatures of the members of Congress, &c. February 14, 1861...............

91 No. 7. A resolution to authorize the judiciary committee to have such matter printed as they may desire to lay before Congress. February 14, 1861,...

91 No. 8. A resolution to continue in office the officers of the customs. February 16, 1861.....

91 No: 9. A resolution giving certain powers to the committee on naval affairs. February 14, 1861,...... 92 No. 10. A resolution to provide for printing for the committees of the Congress. February 15, 1861,.. 92 No. 11. A rosolution for the appointment of commissioners to the government of the United States of America. February 15, 1861.................

92 No. 12. A resolution for the enforcement of the revenue laws. February 16, 1861,.....

92 No. 13. A resolution to provide an executive mansion. February 25, 1861,

93 No. 14. A resolution in regard to patents and caveats. March 4, 1861.....

93 No. 15. A resolution in relation to international copy-rights. March 7, 1861,,

93 No. 16. A resolution to continue the mints at New Orleans and Dahlonega. March 9, 1861,.

93 No. 17. Resolutions providing for a digest of laws. March 12, 1861.........

94 No. 18. A resclution accepting certain funds tendered to the Confederale States by the State of Louisiana March 14, 1861,.

94 No. 19. Resolutions in reference to furts, dork-yards, reservations and property ceded to the Confederate States. Murch 15, 1861,

95 No. 21. A resolution to provide for the auditing and payment of certain claims against the Congress.

94 No. 20. Resolutions in rel tion to the contingent fund of Congress. March 15, 1861,......

March 16, 1861,...

STATUTE II.-1861.

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An Act to provide for the appointment of chaplains in the army. May 3, 1861, ch. 1.
An Act to provide for a regiment of Zouaves in the army of the Confederate Stutes. May 4, 1861, ch.2 99
An Act to recognize the existence of war between the United States and the Confederate States; and
concerning letters of marque, prizes and prize goods. May 6, 1861, ch. 3.........

100 An Act to admit the Commonwealth of Virginia as a member of the Confederate States of America. May 7, 861, ch, 4............

104 An Act to raise an additional military force to serve during the war. May 8, 1861, ch. 5........... 104 An Act to amend "An act vesting certain powers in the Postmaster General,' approved March 15, 1861. May 9, 1861, ch. 6.........

105 An Act to amend "An act to provide for the public defence," approved March 6, 1861. May 10, 1861, ch. 7................

105 An Act to make further provision for the public defence. May 11, 1861, ch. 8...

106 An Act relative to the telegraph lines of the Confedera e States. May 11, 1861, ch. 9..

106 An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to fix the pay of members of the Congress of the Confederate states of America,” sipproved March 11, 1861. May 11, 1861, ch. 10..

107 An Act in relation to the Conf derate loan. May 11, 1861, cb. 11....

108 An Act to amend an act entitled "An act further to provide for the organization of the Post-Office Department," approved March 9, 1861. March 11, 1861, ch. 12......

108 An Act to amend "An act to prescribe the rates of postage in the Confederate States of America, and for other purposes," approved February 23, 1861. May 13, 1861, ch. 13............

109 An Act to suspend the operations of the mints. May 14, 1861, ch. 14 ..................

110 An Act to organize further the Bureau of Superintendent of Public Printing. May 14, 1861,ch. 15... 111

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111 An Act to define the limits of the port of New Orleans, and for other purposes. May 14, 1861, cb. 17. 111 An Act regulating the sale of prizes, and the distribution thereof, May 14, 1861, ch. 18. An Act to provide for the auditing of accounts of the Post-Office Department. May 16, 1861, ch. 19.. 113 An Act to iucrease the military establishment of the Confederate States, and to amend the "Act for

the establishment and organization of the army of the Confederate States of America." May 16, 1861, ch. 20.................

114 An Act to provide a compensation for the disbursing officers of the several Executive Departments. May 16, 1861, ch. 21....

116 An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of chaplaing to the army," approved May third, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. May 16, 1861, ch. 23....

116 An Act to authorize the President to continue the appointments made by him in the military and paval

service during the recess of Congress or the present session, and to submit them to Congress at its next session. May 16, 1861, ch. 23........

116 An Act to authorize a loan and the issue of treasury notes, and to prescribe the punishment for forging the same, and for forging certificates of stock and bonds. May 16, 1861, ch. 24...

117 An Act to admit the State of North Carolina into the Confeileracy, on a certain condition. May 17, 1861, ch. 25..............

118 An Act to admit the State of Tennessee into the Confederacy, on a certain condition. May 17, 1861, ch. 26......

119 An Act to establish a mail route from Vermillion ville, in the State of Louisiana, to Orange, in the State of Texas, and for other purposes. May 17, 1861, ch. 27......

119 An Act to provide an additional company of sappers and bombadiers for the army. May 17, 1861, ch. 28 119 An Act to authorize the extension of the mail service of the Confederate States in certain cases and upon certain conditions. May 20, 1861, ch. 29........

120 An Act to admit the State of Arkansas in to the Confederacy. May 21, 1861, ch, 30..... .............. 120 ån Act amendatory of an act to provide for the organization of the pavy. May 20, 1861, cb. 31 ...... 121 An Act to amend an act to provide for the organization of the pavy, approved March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. May 20, 1861, ch. 32.........

121 An Act to establish a separate port of entry at Sabine Pass, in the county of Jefferson, in the State of

Texas, and to provide for the appointment of a collector therein. May 21, 1801, ch. 33..............$121 An Act to put in operation the government under the permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America, May 21, 1861, ch. 34

122 An Act making appropriations in addition to thoso already made for the military service of the Con

federate States of America, for the fiscal year ending the eighteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. May 21, 1861, ch. 35......

123 Aa Act to amend an act relative to telegraphic lines of the Confederate States, approved May 11, one' thousand eigbt hundred and sixty-one. May 21, 1861, ch. 36..........

124 An Act makiog appropriations for the legislativo and executive expenses of government for the year ending eighteenth of February, eighteen hundred and sixiy-two. May 21, 1861, ch. 37..

124 An Act to provide for certain deficiencies in the appropriations for the Post Office Department for the

year ending February eighteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. May 21, 1861. co.38........... 125 An Act concerning the transportation of soldiers, and allowance for clothing of volunteers, and amend

atory of the act for the establishinent and organization of the army of the Confederate States. May 21, 1861, cb. 39...........

126 An Aot to be entitled an act to amend “An act to raiso an additional military force to serve during the war." May 21, 1861, ch. 40.............

126 An Act to authorize the President to confer temporary rank and coin mand, fur service with volunteer troops, on officers of the Confederate army. May 21, 1861, ch. 41...

127 An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the public service within the Indian tribes. May 21, 1861, ch. 42..

127 An Act to divide the State of Texas into two judicial districts, and provide for the appointment of judges and officers in the same. May 21, 1861, ch. 43....

127 An Act to provide revenue from commodities imported from foreign countries. May 21, 1861, eb. 44.. 127 An Act to define with more certainty the meaning of an act entitled "An act to fix the duties on arti

cles therein named," approved March the fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty.one, May 21, 1861, ch. 45...

135 An Act to establish a Patent Ofice, and to provide for the granting and issue of patents' for new and useful discoverie-, inventions, improvements, and desigus. May 21, 1861; ch. 46.........

136 An Act to establish the judicial courts of the Confederate States ot America, in the State of Virginia. May 21, 1861, ch. 47....

149 An Act to prescribe the mode of publishing the laws and treaties of the Confederate States. May 21, 1861, ch. 48...

149 An Act to prescribe the salary of the private secretary of the President of the Cunfederato States. May 21, 1861, ch. 49, .

149 Ar Act to amend an act entitled "An act recognizing the existence of war between the United States

and the Confederate States, and concerning letters of marque, prizes and prize goods,” approved May sixtb, one thousand eight hundred and sixiy-one. May 21, 1861, ch. 50........

150 An Act to provide for the pay of additional officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates

of the marine corps, to constitute a regiment, and for the additional clothing and subsistence of the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, for the year ending February eighteonth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two. May 21, 1861, ch, 51 ...............

150 An Act to increase the clerical force of the Treasury Department, in the Bureau of Second Auditor. May 21, 1861, ch, 52.........

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