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Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate Amendment to senate bill (s. 129) to provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon fortifications, and to perform other labor connected with the defences of the country.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08418 Author/Creator: Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document Date: circa 15 December 1864 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.7 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Provides corrections for Confederate Senate Bill 129. Establishes guidelines for the number of slaves that can be impressed from one owner. States that the Secretary of War is authorized to exempt certain areas from the act if "the labor of the slaves therein is indispensable to the production of grain" or if the slaves are "necessarily employed on works of internal improvement of importance to the common defence." Includes a Rebel Archives stamp. Possibly created in Richmond, Virginia.

Background Information: Document itself is undated, but date is inferred from GLC08419. GLC08419 is Confederate Senate Bill 129, the bill which the present document amends.

People: Confederate States of America, 1860-1870

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaLaborSlaveryAfrican American HistoryGovernment and CivicsInfrastructureAgriculture and Animal HusbandryFreemenFortificationImpressment

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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