ACTS OF TIIE PROVISIONAL AND PERMANENT CONFEDERATE CONGRESSES.
Secrecy of the Confederate Congressional Proceedings, 149.—Various Acts of Con-
gress, 150.-Abstract of Davis's Message, 151 to 157.-His Treatment of the
Slave Question, 158.-Treatment of State Rights, 159.-Necessity of Centraliza-
tion in the Confederacy, 160.—Acts of the Extra Session, 161.-The Congress at
Richmond, 162.-Session of the 18th of November, 163.—The Permanent Con-
gress, 163.-War Legislation, 164.-The Conscriptions, 165.-The Conscript Sol-
diers, 166.—The August Session, 167.—Arbitrary Course of the Government, 168.
-Decline of the Influence of Davis, 169.-A Reign of Terror, 170.-Deplorable
Condition of Domestic Affairs, 171, 172.