The Convention yesterday adopted a resolution, offered by Mr. Blow
, authorizing the Committee
on Finance to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the settlement of the claims of such adjutants of regiments as were appointed under the provisions of an ordinance of this Convention, passed on the 27th day of June, 1861, and report by ordinance or otherwise.
A resolution authorizing Banks of discount to invest in Confederate bonds was taken up and referred to the Finance Committee.
presented a memorial of the Common Council of Fredericksburg
, relating to small notes.
On motion of Mr. Chambliss
, the ordinance defining the Congressional districts was amended by inserting the words ‘"and the city of Portsmouth
,"’ in the third section, describing the second district.
The Convention then resumed the consideration of the third article of the proposed amended Constitution, upon the ‘"qualification of voters."’ The pending proposition was to strike out that portion of the section which requires the payment of county levies. &c., which was agreed to. A variety of amendments were proposed, and the incidental debate, turning chiefly upon the question of naturalization, was prolonged to a late hour.
It was held by several speakers that the fixing the term of naturalization should be left to the Confederate Congress to which that species of legislation exclusively belonged, and from the votes taken, this would seem to be the temper of a majority of the Convention
The amendment precluding the right to vote of any citizen naturalized after the present war, unless he shall have been naturalized a certain number of years, was finally rejected — ayes 53, noes 56.
Another was then offered by Mr. Goggin
, as follows ‘"Or who, on the conclusion of a treaty of peace between the United States
and the Confederate States of America
, shall then be a citizen of any one of the non-slaveholding States of the said United States
."’ Rejected — ayes 35, noes 73.
The Convention then adjourned.