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g in the foregoing resolutions shall be construed into a restriction upon the General-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies, or a prohibition to the employment of the slaves and free negroes for the public defence in such manner — as soldiers or otherwise — as the General-in- Chief may deem most expedient."
The following was the vote by which the foregoing resolutions were passed at the time in secret session:
Yeas.--Messrs. Alderson, Armstrong, Ball, Christian of Augusta, Coghill, Douglas, Frazier, Garnett, Garrison, Hunter, Keen, Lewis, Nash, Neeson, Newlon, Newman of Mason, Newman of Madison, Stevenson, Spitler, Tayloe, Taylor and Thomas--22.
Nays.--Messrs. Bales, Bruce, Christian of Middlesex, Collier, Dickinson, Dulaney, Graham, Guy, Hart, Jones, Logan, Lynch, Quesenberry, Saunders, Wiley and Witten--16.
Admiral Buchanan appearing in the hall, on motion, the chair was vacated for ten minutes, in order to give the members of the Senate an opportunity to be intr