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SEC. 3. In all cases where furloughs shall be granted under this act the notice of such furlough, required by existing regulations, shall be given.

CONGRESS, January 16, 1862.

Read first and second times.

JANUARY 22, 1862.

Read third time and passed.

J. J. HOOPER,

Secretary.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Nashville, Tenn., February 1, 1862.

Hon. WILLIAM M. BROWNE,

Assistant Secretary of State, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: In compliance with your letter of the 16th ultimo, by direction of His Excellency Governor Harris I have forwarded to you the published records of the State, messages of His Excellency, &c., in regard to the separation of Tennessee from the United States, &c., and herewith forward certified aggregate vote touching the several elections before the people.

Very respectfully,

NASH. H. BURT,

Private Secretary.

[Inclosure.]

I, J. E. R. Ray, secretary of state, hereby certify that the following is the aggregate vote of the State of Tennessee, cast at an election of an act of the General Assembly of said State passed the 19th day of January, 1861, to wit:

For convention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59,449

Against convention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,282

I further certify that at an election held on the 8th day of June, 1861, in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of said State passed on the 6th of May, 1861, the following vote was cast, to wit:

For separation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,399

For no separation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,233

For representation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,712

For no representation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,359

I further certify that at an election held on the 1st day of August, 1861, in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of said State passed on the 28th day of June, 1861, the following vote was cast, to wit:

For the permanent constitution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,449

Against the permanent constitution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,417

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great seal of the State at office on this the 31st day of January, A. D. 1862.

J. E. R. RAY,

Secretary of State.