Pay of Colored Troops

February 12, 1864

A brief article includes some of the discussion in the Senate of a bill by Sen. Wilson, of Mass., which was intended to equalize the pay of all soldiers….In the same edition of the paper, under the title The Freedmen, signed by Francis George Shaw, President, and J. M. McKim, Secretary, there are resolutions urging equal pay for soldiers of African descent.  The resolutions come from the annual meeting of the United States Commission for the relief of the National Freedmen.

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