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Collection Reference Number GLC08417
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Amendment for an act authorizing the employment of free African Americans
Date 17 February 1864
Author Congress of the Confederate States  
Document Type Government document; Legal document
Content Description (Senate Bill, No. 109) Increases compensation given to free African Americans for their employment. Authorizes the Secretary of War to employ 40,000 slaves instead of 20,000 for governmental service. Empowers the Secretary of War to impress 40,000 slaves if they will not willingly offer their service. States "by Mr. Henry" (possibly Gustavus Adolphus Henry, a Confederate congressman). Establishes guidelines for impressment. Includes a Rebel Archives stamp. Possibly created in Richmond, Virginia.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  African American History  Slavery  Labor  Government and Civics  Freemen  Impressment  Confederate General or Leader  
People Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus) (1804-1880)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945