The State of Tennessee
, looking to a speedy admission into the Confederacy
established by the Confederate States of America
, in accordance with the constitution for the provisional government of said States, enters into the following temporary convention, agreement, and military league with the Confederate States
, for the purpose of meeting pressing exigencies affecting the common rights, interests, and safety of said States and said Confederacy.
: Until the said State shall become a member of said Confederacy, according to the constitutions of both powers, the whole military force and military operations, offensive and defensive, of said State, in the impending conflict with the United States, shall be under the chief control and direction of the President of the Confederate States
upon the same basis, principles, and footing as if said State were now and during the intervals a member of the said Confederacy.
Said force, together with those of the Confederate States
, is to be employed for the common defence.
: The State of Tennessee
will, upon becoming a member of said Confederacy, under the permanent constitution of said Confederate States
, if the same shall occur, turn over to said Confederate States all the public property, naval stores, and munitions of war
of which she may then be in possession, acquired from the United States
, on the same terms and in the same manner as the other States of said Confederacy have done in like cases.
: Whatever expenditures of money, if any, the said State of Tennessee
shall make before she becomes a member of said Confederacy, shall be met and provided for by the Confederate States
This convention, entered into and agreed on in the city of Nashville, Tennessee
, on the seventh day of May, A. D. 1861, by Henry W. Hilliard
, the duly authorized Commissioner
to act in the matter for the Confederate States
, and Gustavus A. Henry
, Archibald W. O. Totten
, and Washington Barrow
, commissioners duly authorized to act in like manner for the State of Tennessee
The whole subject to the approval and ratification of the proper authorities of both governmants, respectively.
In testimony whereof, the parties aforesaid have herewith set their hands and seals, the day and year aforesaid, in duplicate originals.
Henry W. Hilliard
for the Confederate States of America
Gustavus A. Henry
A. O. W. Totten
Commissioners on the part of Tennessee
Joint resolution ratifying the league.