The Bill for arming 200,000 slaves has been re-introduced into
the Southern Congress, again passed the House of Represen tatives, but again been rejected in the Senate, this time by only a majority of 1, instead of by the great majority of 13 to 3 which rejected it a few weeks previously. Of course it must be reconsidered and pass. A majority of one, in one House only, will never stand against the Executive,—but it is probably too late. The slaves had organized a short time ago, when they expected this measure, extensive secret societies pledging them to join the army, to serve, and to desert or attack their masters in the first battle. Had the South frankly abandoned its darling institution two years ago, it might doubtless have saved the Confederacy.