The next special order was then taken up, viz: The bill to increase the military force of the Confederate States, with an amendment by the Senate to strike out of the fourth section the following proviso:
"Provided, That not more than twenty-five percent, of the male slaves between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, in any State, shall be called for under the provisions of this act."
The amendment was concurred in by the following vote:
Ayes.--Messrs. Anderson, Barksdale, Batson, Baylor, Blandford, Bradley, H. W. Bruce, Carroll, Clark, Clopton, Conrad, Darden, De Janette, Dickinson, Dupre, Elliott, Ewing, Funsten, Garther, Goode, Gray, Hanly, Johnston, Keeble, Lyon, Marchen, Marshall, McMullin, Menees, Miller, Moore, Murray, Perkins, Read, Simpson, Snead, Staples, Triplett, Villere.
Nays--Messrs. Atkins, Baldwin, Branch, Chambers, Colyar, Cruikshank, Fuller, Gholson, Gilmer, Hartridge, Hatcher, Herbert, Holliday, J. M. Leach, J. T. Leach, Logan, McCal