It actually passed a few weeks later, on March 13, 1865.
Thank you. My source wasn’t the most scholarly. Probably listed when the bill was introduced. I do know they bitched and moaned about it in Congress for an extended period.
I recently read a book about the Confederate government during the war. Very sad reading about the last debates in early 1865. The morons would stand up and make elaborate arguments about property rights and the protection of the white race while their ship was sinking around them.
Almost as dumb as the Union slaveowners refusing to accept compensated emancipation in 1864 or 65. Surely by that time any idiot could see that slavery was going bye-bye. Might as well get some compensation. But the slaveowners were dumb to even see that.