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The President's message.

The message of President Davis will, of course, be read by everybody. We forbear, at present, for want of room, to comment upon it. We observe, however, that he is opposed to making soldiers of our slaves. He thinks we have quite as many white soldiers as we are likely to require, or as we can conveniently support. He seriously, however, recommends the purchase, from their masters, by the Confederate Government, of those slaves now engaged in the service as teamsters, &c. The number of these ought, he thinks, to be doubled — made forty instead of twenty thousand. He then proposes that the prospect of emancipation be held out to the negroes thus employed as a reward for good conduct. The States are to be petitioned to allow them to remain within their limits.

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