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Senate Bill, No. 109.
An Act to Amend an Act Entitled
"An Act to Increase the Efficiency of the Army
by Employing Free Negroes and Slaves in Certain Capacities,"
Approved February 17th, 1864:

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[SENATE BILL, No. 109]

        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.]

AN ACT

To amend An Act entitled "An Act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities," approved February 17th, 1864.

        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


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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.