The negro Soldier question not disposed of.
It will be recollected that, on the 21st instant, the Confederate Senate made what was understood to be a final disposition of its negro soldier bill by postponing indefinitely its further consideration.
It was postponed by a vote of yeas, eleven; nays, ten; both of the Virginia Senators
voting in the affirmative.
It was believed that but one contingency could revive the subject in the Senate, and that has occurred.
On Saturday, the Virginia
House of Delegates passed a resolution, which had already been passed by the Senate, instructing the Virginia Senators
in the Confederate Senate to vote for a measure for placing negro troops in our armies.
Instructions to Senators
from the Legislature are considered imperative and obligatory.--This will give the advocates of the measure a majority of one; and we presume that they will to-day move to take up and pass either the Senate bill, which was indefinitely postponed, or the bill on the same subject, which has been passed by the House
and sent up to the Senate, but never considered by that body.
We understand there will be a strenuous effort made, whenever the subject shall again come up in the Senate, to have it considered in open session.