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Buvnmbn a ConventTon of all the 'States, to tnke int©

consideration such amendments to the Constitution as



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tXtQ snid States Rli'nll concur in 9im-*rc.^rmLr at tlic lime
wjicn tlic siiiii dcinami is uiftilo; ami slioiiM any of iIk
f)Oopos©<l ftniondmeijts to the ConstitiUiorf be agreed on
by the ^.'lid Coiiveution — \T»tinir hv i^tatess — and the name
he ratiiicBd by tliC l^egislatiiiuK of tuo-tbii'tls of the scvCr-
.al Stfttes, or by Convention in two-thirds tbcreof-— as one
or tlie other mocle of ratificatlAu may be proposed by the
general Convention— they shall thenco foivNard forma
part of this Ooustilutiou. But no State shall, without
its consent, be d(*prived of ita ecjuqi representation in the
Senate.

ARTICLE VI.

1. Tlie Grov6riimQn't. established by this C<>nst;iti^tk>u is
the succesBor of the Ih'ovisioual Qpvoi'mnent of tho Ocyj-

, federate States of America, and all the laws imssctl by
the lifter shaH continue jij force, until the same' shall be
repealed or modifieq; sand all the Aiiioers appoiutpd .by
the saiiioelmlT romain in office until their ^uceegsOTs arc
appointed and qualilied, or the ofliccs aboHshedl, ; •

2. AH debts contracted and engagemc'nte entered iuto
before the adoption of this Constitution. i^haU be as valid
as^ainst the Confederate States, under tbis CDnstitutiou us
under the J'rovisional Government.

3. This .C9nstitution and* the law^ of the Confederate
States, made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties maae,
or which sball be njade, under the. auth(M-ity of the C-Q.n-
federat.O States, shall be the sttpre^ic J^w of tlic laiid;
and tlie Judges in every State aUall.be boun.d th'crcbj,
anything in the Gonstitut-ion or laws of any State to
tlie contrary uotwithstan ding.

4. The Senators and Koprcsentativcs before irtontioned,
and tho members of the several State Legislatures and all
executive 'and judicial officers, both of the Confederate
States »udof the sfe^^eral States, sliall be bouud by. oath
or afRjTuatipn" to support this Constitution ; but no



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religious test slmll ever be roquivad q,8 a qualification to
any office or public trust under the Confederate ^tat?es.

G. The enumeration in the Oonstithtion of certain
rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others
retained by the people of the several States.

G. The powers not delegated to the Confederate States
by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,
arc reserved to the States respectively, or to the poopje
thereof.

ARTICLE VII.

1. The ratification of the Cajivention of five States
shrill be suflicient for the establishment of this Constitu-
tion between the States so ratifying the same.

2. When five States shall have ratified this Constitu-
tion in the manner a'bov'e specified, the Congress, under
the Provisional ConstTtution, shall prescribe the time for
holding the election of President and Vice President;
and, for the meeting of tlie Electoral College; and for
counting the votes and inangurtiting the President.
They shall also- prescribe the time for holding the first
election of Members of Congress under this Coustitutiort,
and the time for assembling the same. Until the assem-
bling, of such Congress, the Congress undertime Provisional
Constitution shall continue to exercise the legislative
powers granted thom-r'not extjen4ing beyond the time
limited by the Constitution of the Provisional Govern-
ment.



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AN ORDINANCE

To (lispolve tbo Union bt'twcen the State of Alabama
and oUier States united under the compact styled " The
Constitution of the UnitecJ Isitates dif America." . . '.^

AN ORDINANCE

r.«7ir'.v!iing Citizenship ,

V : AN ordinance:

To change the Oath of Oftxce hi this State

AN ORDINANCE.
To repeal an Ordinance therein mmicd.

AN ORDINANCE
To provide ior the Military Defence pf tire State of Ala-
bama '.'

AN ORDINANOK
To re-organize tlie MiJitia of the State of Alabama l

. . AN ORDINANCE,

To authorise Colonels of Volunteer ReginuMits lo .iiijioint
their own Staii' Otliccrs 14

AN ORDINANCE
Supplemental to an Ordinance entitled " an Ordinance to
prt)vide for the Military Defence ol* the State of Ala-
bama.^' ' ; . . . 1 ■)

AN ORDINANCE
Supplemental to an Ordinance to provide for the defence
df Alabama 1 u



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a:^ ordinance

To provide for the, removal of the Arms and Mmiitioiis of
War, at Mount Vernon, in the Slate of Alabama, to a
phice or places of greater security 1(>

AN ORDINANCE
In relation to the Collector of the port of Mobile 17

AN ORDINANCE
Supplemental to an Ordinance heretofore' passed in refer-
ence to the Custom House at Mobile .• 18

AN ORDINANCE
To continue the City of Selma as a Port of Entry 21

AN ORDINANCE
To transfer and regulate the' Jurisdiction and Practice of
the several Federal Courts within the limits of the State
of Alabania 22

AN ORDINANCE

In reference to the several Ordinances passed by this Con-
vention in relation to Federal Affairs. 27

AN ORDINANCE
To preserve the Laws of Alabama, and such Olhces, Rights
and Remedies, as are consistent with the Ordinance of
Secession, and with other Ordinances adopted by this
Convention 2i^

AN ORDINANCE
Concerning Foreign Coin , 30

AN ORDINANCE
For the issuance of State. Bonds ...:...■.?.. 3D

AN ORDINANCE
To make Provisional Postal Arrangenaents in Alal>ama. ... 31

AN ORpINANCE

Supplemental to an Ordinance to make Provisional Postal
Arrangements 31

RESOLUTIONS

In relation to the formation of a I'rovisional and Pei'nifK '
nent Government between the Seceding States 32

RESOLUTION
In relation to the Navigation of the Miasissip])! River. .... .13



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nEsOT.T'TloN' :

In rdfltinii lo flio Afi-ican Slave Tnnlc ... M

AX ORDINANCE

For the purchase of Provitupos

AN ORnii<rANCE

To turn over to tlio (^ovcrnui'iit of tho Confederate States
the Arms and ^Munitions of War belonging to llii;} State,
and for other purposes. , i>0

AN OHDIX^VXCE

To provide for the transfer of ecrjlain troops tlierein men-
tioned to the Confederate States of Ameriea

AN OUDINAXCE

To give efliuienay to the Ordinance of 19lU January, 1801,
"to provide for tlie Military Defence of the State of
AlalKiina." 38

AN ORDIXAXCK
To regulate the Staff of the Major-Genernl appointed un-
der the Ordinance of lath Juuuary, IbUl 39

AN ORDINANCE

To provide for the sale of provisions belonging to the Stale,
and for other purposes , . . . :. '

AN ORDINANCE

To confer upon the (Tovcrnniont of the Confederate States ^j
of Atnerieii jurisdiction over tlie Custom Uonse and 31a- M
rine Hospital, at Mobile, and certain Light Houses,
Lightij and Ruoys, in Mobile Ray, and for other j»nr})0-
ses 40

AN ORDINANCE

To transfer to the Governujent of the Confederate States
of America the money in tlic hands of "the Collector at
the Poi't of Mobile . .' 41

AN ORDINANCE
In relation to the 2d ^'oluntet'r lleglment of Alabama, and
fi»r other pur]toses 42

AN ORDINANCE
To ratify and adopt the Constitution of the Confederate
States of Ajiierica. . . . # 42



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AK ORDINANCE
In refet'cucc to the constfuction of all cbauges made in tiic
Constitution of the State of Alabama 42

AN Ordinance

To confer jurisdiction over the Forts and Arsenals in
the State of Alabama upon the C^onfederate States of
America 49

AN ORDINANCE

To amend certain j)arts of Chapter one, of Title two, of
Part two, of the Code of Alabama, eo as to place the
holders of Stocks of the Confederate States of America,
and of the State of Alabama, on equal footing with the
holders of United States Stocks 44

AN ORDINANCE
- To lay off the State of Alabama into nine Congressional
\ Districts 4-^

AN ORDINANCE

To restrict the Legislature in reference to the creation bf
debts T 40

AN ORDINANCE

To provide for the payment of interest semi-annually on
tlie bonds issued under the act of the Legislature of
29th January, 1861 47

AN ORDINANCE

To amend and construe an Ordinance entitled "an Ordi-
nance to provide for the Military Defence of the State
of Alabama," adopted January 19th, 18G1 47

AN ORDINANCE
To make provision to pay a certain Military Company
therein named 48



AN ORDINANCE

To allow mileage to John R. Kennan and John F. Welch . . 48

AN ORDINANCE
To provide for certain expenses in ])rcparing the Acts and
Journals of the late (called) Session for the press, and
the distribution of the same, and for other purposes. ... 49

AN ORDINANCE
To provide for the printing of the Constisution of the State
of Alabama ^0



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AN ORDINANCE
To provide for the euroUmeut of the Constitution of the
State of Alabama "1

AN ORDINANC!
In rchxtion tp cancelled Land Entries M

AN ORDINANCE
To make an appropriation for a certain purpose therein
named o'2

AN ORDINANCE

To define and explain the effect of the Ordinances adopted
by tliis Convention 53

AN ORDINANCE
To provide for tlie Permanent Seat of Government of the
Confederate States of America within the limits of
Alabama 5'<

AN ORDINANCE
In relaUon to the waste and unai)})ropriateil land in the
State of Alabama 54-71

AN ORDINANCE
In relation to the Greenville Land Oflicc 71

AN ORDINANCE
In relation to Forfeited Lands 71

AN ORDINANCE

To authorize and direct the Governor to rescind a contract
therein ix'ferred to 72

The Constitution of tlic State of Alabama 73-1 1 2

Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Con-
federate States 1 1 3-] 21".

Constitution of the Confederate Sta*tes of America. . . .127-14 7




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