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The “Confederate” Congress.--The first Congress of the Confederate States, under the permanent Constitution, will be composed of twenty-two Senators and eighty-seven Representatives.

The representation will be as follows, being in the ratio of one member for every ninety thousand of population, on the Federal basis, counting three-fifths for slaves.

We add, in a column, the electoral vote of each State in the Confederacy:

 Representation.Votes.
Virginia1618
North Carolina1012
South Carolina68
Georgia1012
Florida24
Alabama911
Louisiana68
Texas68
Arkansas46
Mississippi79
Tennessee1113
 
Total87109

The House, as constituted now, is composed, therefore, of eighty-seven members, and the whole electoral vote is one hundred and nine. The number of the House may be increased by the accession of new States before the meeting of Congress in February. There are some States which may be in the Confederacy then.--New Orleans Picayune.

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