applied or used for the purpose of raising, arming, equipping, or paying negro soldiers; but it was rejected — yeas, eighteen; nays, eighty-one.
The bill was then passed without a division.
In the Senate, the bill was taken up on the twenty-second of April, and several amendments reported by Mr. Fessenden from the Committee on Finance agreed to. On motion of Mr. Wilson, the bill was amended, so as to provide that officers employing soldiers or servants should receive no pay or allowances fousicians, and privates of the army, a sum equivalent to the reduction of the ration, which sum was determined and declared to be two dollars per month.
The bill was read twice, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
On the twenty-second of April, on motion of Mr. Wilson, the army appropriation bill was amended by adding as an amendment the bill which passed the Senate on the tenth of March, to equalize the pay of soldiers.
In the House, on the twenty-ninth of April, Mr. Schenc