March 9, 1861, at page 889
In Convention to Frame Permanent Constitution
On motion of Air. Cobb, the motion of Mr. Stephens (which prevailed) to amend the seventh clause of the first section of thesecond article was reconsidered.The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Stephens to amendthe section, it was disagreed to.
Mr. Walker moved to amend theclause so as to read as follows;
No person except anatural-born citizenof the Confederate States, or acitizen thereof at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, or acitizen thereof born in the United States prior to the twentieth of December, eighteen hundred and sixty, shall be eligible to the office of President, etc.
Mr. Withers moved to amend the amendment by striking out the sameand inserting in lieu thereof the following, to wit:
Only anative bornof some one of the States composing the ConfederateStates of America at the period of the election, including one born of such,temporarily absent beyond the limits of the Confederate States, or a citizenof the Confederate States of America at the time of the adoption of thisConstitution, or a citizen thereof and born within the United States of America prior to January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.
The motion was lost.
The motion of Mr. Walker to amend was agreed to.
August 24, 1861, at page 403
In the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy
Mr. Macfarland moved to amend the sixth section by adding theretothe following proviso:
That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as toauthorize the seizure and sequestration of any property or debts belonging tofemmes covert or to minors who do not serve in the armies of the UnitedStates or tonatural-born citizensof any of the Confederate States, who,