of the occasion.
The sessions of the Montgomery Convention were generally held in secret.
On one or two occasions.
propositions were made to employ two stenographers to take down the debates.
These propositions were voted down, and no reporters were allowed.
They had open as well as secret sessions.
Their open sessions they called the Congress, and their secret sessions they called the Convention.
That body might properly be called a conclave — a conclave of conspirators.
On the second day of the session, Mr. Memminger, of South Carolina, offered a series of three resolutions, declaring that it was expedient forthwith to form a confederacy of seceded States, and that a committee be appointed to report a plan for a provisional government, on the basis of the Constitution of the United States; that the committee consist of thirteen members; and that all propositions in reference to a provisional government be referred to that committee.
Alexander H. Stephens then moved that