for volunteering — in fact, there was no volunteering about it. They were to be sent to fight the Yankees as they had been sent to work on the defenses.
On the 15th, the subject of enlistments came up in the Virginia Legislature, which, on the 17th, adopted resolutions recommending the enlistment policy.
It was not, however, until the 27th that this Legislature voted to instruct its Senators to vote for the measure in the Confederate Congress.
The subject was ardently discussed in secret sctory, Twenty-first street, between Main and Carey streets.
But this call was only made on the 10th of March, and Richmond was evacuated on April 2d, while Lee's surrender took place on the 9th.
The Confederate Congress adjourned sine die on the 17th, and the last issue of the Richmond Sentinel, my authority in these matters, is dated April 1st, when Sheridan had already forced Lee's lines.
Mr. Lincoln, apparently, did not think much of the impressment and enlisting of slaves.
He said, in a