The Library of Congress provides access to Senate Bill 365 36th Congress 1st Session "A Bill To provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizuma [sic] and to create the office of surveyor general therein." A Bill (S. 365) "to provide a temporary government for the Territory of Arizuma," was reported from Committee on Territories, Senate, by Hon. James S. Green, April 3, 1860; considered and amended Dec. 27 and further consideration thereof postponed December 31, 1860.
- In 1861, a convention was held in Tucson, which formally declared Arizona a part of the Confederacy, and in August G. H. Oury was elected delegate to the Confederate Congress. The Library of Congress provides access to Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America where the formation of the Territory of Arizona from the southern half of the Territory of New Mexico was proposed.