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Negro soldiers — the question disposed of. The Confederate Senate, on yesterday, removed the injunction of secrecy from the proceedings on the Senate bill, introduced by Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, to provide for raising two hundred thousand negro troops. It appears that the bill was lost in the Senate on Tuesday, the 21st instant, by a vote of eleven to ten. Those who voted for an indefinite postponement of the bill — which amounts to its defeat — were Messrs. Baker, Barnwell, Caperton, Garland, Graham, Hunter, Johnson of Georgia, Johnson of Missouri, Maxwell, Orr and Wigfall. Those who voted in the negative were Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Haynes, Henry, Oldham, Semmes, Simms, Vest, Walker and Watson. In official circles, this is considered as disposing of the question of putting negro soldiers into our armies finally. The House negro soldier bill, which is very similar to the Senate bill, has not been, and it is now believed will not be, acted upon by the Sen
Confederate Congress. Senate. Thursday, February 23, 1865. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson, of Georgia, presented resolutions passed by Sorrel's brigade. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Watson, of Mississippi, presented resolutions passed by Harris's brigade. Ordered to be printed. Mr. Wigfall, of Texas, introduced a bill to provide payment for cotton taken and used by the military authorities in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Referred to the Committee on Finance. On the recommendation of the Military Committee, the Senate refused to concur in House amendments to the bill to establish a general staff for armies in the field, and asked a committee of conference. House bill requiring non-commissioned officers and privates held as prisoners of war to be paid upon their individual certificates, supported by oath, was considered and passed. Senate bill authorizing the Chief of Ordnance to contract for the manufactur