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a disgrace never to be wiped from the face of this nation if we should permit this wrong to continue.
Mr. Harris moved that the resolution be laid on the table — yeas, sixty-six; nays, seventy-seven.
The question was taken, and it was decided in the affirmative — yeas, seventy-four; nays, sixty-three.
So the joint resolution making free the wives and children of colored soldiers passed, and received, on the third of March, 1865, the approval of the President.
Some months afterward, General Palmer, commanding the department of Kentucky, said in a public report, that seventy thousand women and children had been made free by the passage of this resolution.
No. XCI.--Military Confirmations in the Senate.
During the rebellion; the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses acted upon ten thousand eight hundred and ninety-one military nominations, ranging from second lieutenants up to Lieutenant-General Grant.
These nominations imposed upon the Committee on Military Affairs vas