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$163,200; contingencies of the Army, $15,000; for the medical and hospital departments, $75,000; contingencies of the Adjutant-General's Department, $600; armament of fortifications and purchase of light artillery, $250,000; purchase, manufacture, and alteration of small-arms, $450,000; for ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, including horse equipments for the regiment of cavalry and for light batteries, $199,540.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War, under the direction of the President, be, and he is hereby, authorized to apply any portion of the appropriations made by this act to the support of the provisional forces which may be called into service, whenever in his opinion the same may be necessary.

Approved March 11, 1861.

AN ACT making appropriation to carry out the provisions of "An act to provide for the public defense. "

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That to enable the President to carry into effect the provisions of the act of the Congress of the Confederate States entitled "An act to provide for the public defense," and to provide for the pay, subsistence, and transportation of such volunteer forces as may be called into service by authority of the said, the sum of $5,000,000, or as much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved March 12, 1861.

Indorsement of the election of the President and Vice-President of the Confederate States. *

Resolved, That the election of Jefferson Davis, President, and Alexander H. Stephens, as Vice-President, of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America meets with the approval of this convention, and the same is hereby fully ratified by the people of Alabama.

SAVANNAH, March 12, 1861.

Hon. L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

I will furnish you two regiments of 1,000 each as soon as they can possibly be organized.

JOSEPH E. BROWN.

SAVANNAH, GA., March 12, 1861.

Hon. L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War, Montgomery, Ala.:

SIR: I have had the honor to receive your telegram to me at Milledgeville, which has been forwarded to me at this place, asking for 2,000 men for the service of the Confederate States; also your letter

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*From Journal of the Alabama Convention, March 12, 1861.

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