appropriation and the purposes for which it is made; and Congress shall grant no extra compensation to any public contractor, officer, agent
, or servant, after such contract shall have been made or such service rendered.
11. No title of nobility shall be granted by the Confederate States
; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of the Congress
, accept of any present, emoluments, office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince
, or foreign state.
12. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government
for a redress of grievances.
13. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
14. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner; nor in time of war, but in a manner prescribed by law.
15. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no warrant shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.
16. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war, or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall any private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
17. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State
and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence.
18. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved; and no fact so tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the Confederacy, than according to the rules of the common law.
19. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishment inflicted.
20. Every law, or resolution having the force of law, shall relate to but one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
10.--No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisals; coin money; make any thing but gold and silver coin
a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, or ex post facto
law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts; or grant any title of nobility.
2. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the Treasury of the Confederate States
; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of Congress.
3. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, except on sea-going vessels, for the improvement of its rivers and harbors navigated by the said vessels; but such duties shall not conflict with any treaties of the Confederate States
with foreign nations; and any surplus of revenue, thus derived, shall, after making such improvement, be paid into the common treasury; nor shall any State keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
But when any river divides or flows through two or more States, they may enter into compacts with each other to improve the navigation thereof.
1.--The Executive power shall be vested in a President of the Confederate States of America
He and the Vice-President
shall hold their offices for the term of six years; but the President
shall not be reeligible.
The President and Vice-President
shall be elected as follows:
2. Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors equal to the whole number of Senators
and Representatives to which the State
may be entitled in Congress; but no Senator
or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the Confederate States
, shall be appointed an elector.
3. The electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for President
, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same State with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President
, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President
, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President
, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President
, and of the number of