other States, under the name of the United States of America, is hereby dissolved.
This was the first action on the part of a State legislature which led to the Montgomery convention.
The delegates from six States—South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida met at Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 4, 1861.
Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as President, Feb. 18, 1861, and the permanent constitution was adopted March 11, 1861.
President Davis appointed Robert Toombs, Secpresentatives shall not exceed one for every 50,000, but each State shall have at least one representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of South Carolina shall be entitled to choose six; the State of Georgia, ten; the State of Alabama, nine; the State of Florida, two; the State of Mississippi, seven; the State of Louisiana, six; and the State of Texas, six.
4. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs