Sec. 1 (2) When five States shall have
ratified this Constitution, in the manner before specified, the Congress
under the Provisional Constitution shall prescribe the time for holding
the election of President and Vice President; and for the meeting of the
Electoral College; and for counting the votes, and inaugurating the President.
They shall, also, prescribe the time for holding the first election of
members of Congress under this Constitution, and the time for assembling
the same. Until the assembling of such Congress, the Congress under the
Provisional Constitution shall continue to exercise the legislative powers
granted them; not extending beyond the time limited by the Constitution
of the Provisional Government.
Adopted unanimously by the Congress of
the Confederate States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana, and Texas, sitting in convention at the capitol, in the city
of Montgomery, Ala., on the eleventh day of March, in the year eighteen
hundred and sixty-one.
HOWELL COBB, President of the Congress.
South Carolina: R. Barnwell Rhett, C. G. Memminger,
Wm. Porcher Miles, James Chesnut, Jr., R. W. Barnwell, William W. Boyce,
Lawrence M. Keitt, T. J. Withers. Georgia: Francis S. Bartow, Martin J.
Crawford, Benjamin H. Hill, Thos. R. R. Cobb.
Florida: Jackson Morton, J. Patton Anderson, Jas.
Alabama: Richard W. Walker, Robt. H. Smith, Colin
J. McRae, William P. Chilton, Stephen F. Hale, David P. L,ewis, Tho. Fearn,
Jno. Gill Shorter, J. L. M. Curry.
Mississippi: Alex. M. Clayton, James T. Harrison,
William S. Barry, W. S. Wilson, Walker Brooke, W. P. Harris, J. A. P.
Louisiana: Alex. de Clouet, C. M. Conrad, Duncan
F. Kenner, Henry Marshall. Texas: John Hemphill, Thomas N. Waul, John
H. Reagan, Williamson S. Oldham, Louis T. Wigfall, John Gregg, William