War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0079 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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and the full jurisdiction and sovereignty over the same are hereby resumed by said State.

Be it further ordained, That the buildings, machinery, fortifications, or other improvements erected on the land so heretofore ceded to the United States, shall be held by this State subject to be accounted for in any future adjustment of the claims between this State and the said United States.

Passed January 25, 1861.

GEO. W. CRAWFORD,

President.

Attest.

A. R. LAMAR,

Secretary.

AN ORDINANCE concerning officers of the Army and Navy.

Whereas, certain officers of the Army and Navy of the United States, citizens of the State of Georgia, impelled by patriotic motives, have already resigned their appointments and tendered their services to the State; and whereas, others may desire to make the same tender:

Be it further by the people of Georgia in convention assembled, That all such officers who have resigned for the purposes aforesaid, or have made such offer, and all those on the active-list who may resign and make such tender of service within such time as circumstances may admit, shall be received into the service of the State and shall be rank in the army and navy of Georgia which they held under the Government of the United States, and shall receive the same pay from their entrance into service as they were entitled to at the time of their resignations: Provided, That the Governor of this State shall employ such officers in the service to which they may be respectively attached in such manner as in his judgment the public exigencies may require.

Passed January 25, 1861.

GEO. W. CRAWFORD,

President of the Convention.

Attest.

A. R. LAMAR,

Secretary.

AN ORDINANCE to define and declare what shall be treason and misprision of treason in the State of Georgia, and also certain felonies.

The people of Georgia in convention assembled do hereby declare and ordain, That if any person or persons owing allegiance to the State of Georgia shall levy war against said State or shall adhere to her enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the said State or elsewhere, or shall, in the name of the late United States of America or any other foreign power, seize or attempt to seize and hold possession, against the declared will of said State, of any fort, arsenal, mint, or other building within the territorial limits of said State, and shall be thereof convicted on confession in open court, or on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act of the treason whereof he or they shall stand indicted, such person shall be adjudged guilty of treason against the State of Georgia and shall suffer death.

A person having knowledge of the commission of any of the treasonable acts aforesaid, and conceals or fails to disclose the same as soon