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The First attempt to arm negroes.

A correspondent of the Memphis Bulletin shows the first attempt to arm negroes and put them in the field as soldiers was made by the rebels. He copies from the Memphis Appeal and the Memphis Avalanche of May ninth, tenth, and eleventh, 1861, the following notice:

attention, volunteers: Resolved by the Committee of Safety, that C. Deloach, D. R. Cook, and William B. Greenlaw be authorized to organize a volunteer company composed of our patriotic free men of color, of the city of Memphis, for the service of our common defence. All who have not enrolled their names will call at the office of W. B. Greenlaw & Co.

F. Titus, President. F. W. Forsythe, Secretary.

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