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The Daily Dispatch: may 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Extra session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States. (search)
ed that the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Stephens) had in his possession the Ordinance of Secession adopted by the Convention of Arkansas, and also the ordinance adopting the Provisional Constitution. Mr. Withers.--I am satisfied. It is best always to know that the official papers are present. On the call of States, the vote in favor of the admission of Arkansas was unanimous. On motion of Mr. Stephens, the delegates from Arkansas were then sworn in and took their seats. The delegates are-- R. W. Johnson, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. A. Rust, of Little Rock, Arkansas. A. H. Garland, of Little Rock, Arkansas. W. W. Watkins, of Carrolton, Arkansas. H. F. Thompson, of Van Buren, Arkansas. The last named gentleman was not present, but is expected here in a day or two. On motion of Mr. Stephens, the President was instructed to appoint one additional member on the Committee on Indian Affairs, Postal Affairs, Public Lands, and on Commerce.