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Senate Bill, No. 190.
A Bill to Provide for Raising Two Hundred Thousand Negro Troops:

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Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate.


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(caption title) Senate Bill, No. 190
(caption title) A Bill to Provide for Raising Two Hundred Thousand Negro Troops
Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate.
1 p.
[Richmond]
[The Senate]
[1865]


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[SENATE BILL, No. 190,]

        SENATE, February 10, 1865.--Read first and second times, referred to Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be printed.

[By Mr. OLDHAM.]

A BILL
To provide for Raising Two Hundred Thousand Negro Troops.

1         SECTION 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America
2 do enact, That the President of the Confederate States be
3 and he is hereby authorized to receive into the military service,
4 any number of negro troops not to exceed two hundred thousand.

1         SEC. 2. That the President be and he is authorized, to assign
2 officers already appointed, or make appointments of officers, to
3 raise and command said troops; and the same, when raised,
4 shall be organized as provided under existing laws.

1         SEC. 3. That no negro slave shall be received into the service
2 without the written consent of his owner and under such
3 regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War to
4 carry into effect this act.

1         SEC. 4. That it is hereby declared, that Congress does not
2 hereby assume to change the social and political status of the
3 slave population of the States, but leaves the same under the
4 jurisdiction and control of the States to which it belongs.