Making soldiers of slaves

Regarding  the proposal to make soldiers of the slaves, our secesh partizans don’t know what to make of it.  We of the Northern side are trying to teach them; but probably the negroes themselves will be the first  to make all clear to their heaven-born friends.  I do hope that will be attempted.  If not, the mere proposal is a great gain.

(Liberator,  Jan 13, 1865, pg 4)