The Traitor's Confederacy.
The following is a synopsis of the permanent Constitution, adopted by the
traitor's confederacy at their seat of Government, Montgomery, Ala.
No person who is foreign and not a citizen of the Confederate States is allowed
to vote for any officer, civil or political, State or Federal.
Under the first clauses South Carolina is entitled to 5 Representatives in
Congress; Georgia 10; Alabama 9; Florida 1; Mississippi 7; Louisiana 6; Texas
6; and each state to two Senators.
The State Legislature may impeach Judicial or Federal officers resident and
acting in said states by a two-thirds vote.
Both Houses of Congress may grant seats on the floor to either of the principal
officers of each executive department, with the privilege of discussing measures
of his department.
Representation on the basis of three-fifths for slaves is continued.
Congress is not allowed through duties to foster any branch of industry.
The foreign slave-trade is prohibited.
Congress is prohibited from making appropriations unless by a vote of two-thirds
of both Houses, except the appropriations be asked by the head of some department,
or the President.
No extra compensation is to be allowed to any contractor, officer, or agent,
after the contract is made, or the service rendered.
Every law shall relate to but one subject, and be expressed by titles.
The President and Vice-President are to hold office for six years.
The principal officers of departments and the diplomatic service are removable
at the pleasure of the President. Other civil officers are removable when their
services are unnecessary, or other good causes and reasons. Removals must be
reported to the Senate when practicable. No captious removals are tolerated.
Other states are to be admitted to the Confederacy by a vote of two-thirds
of both Houses.
The Confederacy may acquire Territory, and Slavery shall be acknowledged and
protected by Congress and the Territorial Government.
When five states shall ratify the permanent Constitution, it shall be established
for said states, until ratified. The provisional Constitution shall continue
in force not extending beyond one year.