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ent, 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 authorized, in case of vacancy, the exercise of the functions of the Presidential office by an officer empowered to "act as President" for the residue of the term. Mr. Senmes, of La., admitted that a President could only be elected for the prescribed term of six years, but argued that the Constitution, constructively, granted to the people the right of selecting a President, in case the office should become vacant. He asked for a record of the vote on the question 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, Mitch