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SENATE, November 22, 1864.--Read first and second times and ordered to be placed upon the calendar and printed.
[By Mr. HENRY, from Committee on Military Affairs.]
1 SECTION 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America
2 do enact, That the first section of said act be so amended as
3 to increase the compensation given to the free negroes and
4 other free persons of color named in said section to eighteen
5 dollars per month.
1 SEC. 2. That the second section of said act be so amended
2 as to authorize the Secretary of War to empoly, for all the
3 purposes named in the first section of said act, forty thousand
4 slaves, instead of twenty thousand, as therein provided.
1 SEC. 3. That the third section of said act be so amended
2 as to authorize the Secretary of War to impress forty thousand
3 slaves in case he shall be unable to procure their services
4 or hire as therein provided.
1 SEC. 4. That the fourth section of said act be amended by
2 adding thereto, that after free negroes are impressed, in
3 making impressments of slaves, those not engaged in agriculture,
4 manufacturing, and mechanical pursuits, shall be first
5 impressed, and in case there shall then be any deficiency,
6 further impressments of slaves shall be made by taking them
7 from those persons who have fifteen or more able-bodied field
8 hands between sixteen and fifty years of age.