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case of vacancies in the office of both President and Vice President, was taken up, and the amendments proposed by the Committee on the Judiciary agreed to. Mr. Clay, of Ala., then moved to strike out all after the first section of the bill, being that portion providing for an election, by the people, of President and Vice-President, in case of vacancies in both offices. This motion gave rise to a debate of the question of constitutionality presented, Mr. Clay and Mr. Preston of Va., affirming that a proper construction of the Confederate Constitution disallowed a popular election of President except for the regular term of six years, and only auquestion of constitutional construction involved. The motion to strike out was then agreed to by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs, Baker, Brown, Burnett, Clay, Cinir, Hunter, Johnson, Maxwell, Mitchell, Oldham, Phelan, Peyton, Preston Simms, and Yancey--15. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Haynes, Henry, Orr, Sparrow, and S