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and the Articles of Confederation revised so as to render them adequate to the exigencies of the States and to the Government of the Union. And yet we hear gentlemen denouncing the Convention at Montgomery for pursuing a similar course. Mr. Carlile asked if he understood the gentleman as contending that the Constitution of the Southern Confederated States had been referred to the people, as in the case of the Federal Constitution? Mr. Montague.--It was substantially the same thing. Mr. Carlile said his information on the subject was that the Montgomery Convention refused to refer their Constitution to the people of the several States. Mr. Mostague replied that this was because the States had Conventions in session at the same time, representing them upon the subjects at issue, and hence it would have been nonsense to have referred it to the people. It amounted to the same thing. The speaker then proceeded to show that a State in her sovereign capacity as o