Extra session of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.

Montgomery, Ala., May 18, 1861.
Mr. Stephens, of Ga., offered the following bill:

A Bill to be entitled an Act to Admit the State of Arkansas into the Confederacy.

The people of the State of Arkansas in sovereign Convention, having passed an Ordinance dissolving their political connection with the United States, and another Ordinance adopting and ratifying the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America: therefore,

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the State of Arkansas be and is hereby admitted into this Confederacy upon an equal footing with the other States, under the Constitution for the Government of the same.

Mr. Stephens moved that the bill be put upon its passage, and that the vote on it be taken by States.

Mr. Withers, of S. C., said he presumed the official evidence of the passage of an Ordinance of Secession by the State of Arkansas was in this Convention, and he desired to have the fact so announced.

Mr. Stephens, of Ga., said that all the official papers were here.

The President stated that the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Stephens) had in his possession the Ordinance of Secession adopted by the Convention of Arkansas, and also the ordinance adopting the Provisional Constitution.

Mr. Withers.--I am satisfied. It is best always to know that the official papers are present.

On the call of States, the vote in favor of the admission of Arkansas was unanimous.

On motion of Mr. Stephens, the delegates from Arkansas were then sworn in and took their seats.

The delegates are--

R. W. Johnson, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

A. Rust, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

A. H. Garland, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

W. W. Watkins, of Carrolton, Arkansas.

H. F. Thompson, of Van Buren, Arkansas.

The last named gentleman was not present, but is expected here in a day or two.

On motion of Mr. Stephens, the President was instructed to appoint one additional member on the Committee on Indian Affairs, Postal Affairs, Public Lands, and on Commerce.

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