Three excellent replies.
Thank You, to the friends who gave me
follow-up, and new links, below, for this article.
Friends, use this HISTORY for Black History Month, and (April) Confederate History Month.
It is good
to combat the Charge of "Hate."
And, wake up some of the sheep to the truth.
unwittingly sending a message to the world, and the future, that he
bore no hate.
I don't advocate Interracial adoption
-- nor was Davis see reply 1.
FACTS are FACTS. Jim
Limber was a colored boy -- orphan -- that Jeff & Varina Davis "adopted" in
"Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to
see a Southerner apologizing
for the defense we made of our
~ Jefferson Davis
Jim Limber was not officially adopted by the
Davis', although they did take him to raise after Varina Davis was passing by
and observed a Negro beating the little boy savagely. The boy was heavily
scarred, and she felt sorry for him so they took him in. Following the loss of
the Confederacy, he was seized by the Yankees who claimed that the Davis' were
the ones who scarred him up, and then he was lost in the shuffle and never
heard from again. Mrs. Davis said they often worried about him in later years
and wondered what happened to him.
President and Mrs. Davis always had a good, Godly
relationship with their servants; on his plantation, slave infractions were
judged and punished by verdict of a slave court. Further, he took an interest
in their welfare, and made certain that all who were able were taught a trade
or profession, in order that, should they achieve emancipation, the could
support themselves. His slaves were much attached to him; those whom he had
freed for whatever reason often did business with him; one bought a large
piece of property from him if I recall correctly. While he was
imprisoned, one of the family's former slaves stayed on to assist his old
master's family, and once knocked down a mouthy Yankee for insulting the Davis
son in his presence.
I suspect that, if slavery had been allowed to reach
it's natural end, we would not have the problems we have now and the Negroes
themselves would be much better for it. As Dabney said, the duty laid by God
upon the master was to civilize the servant, but they were taken from us
before that was accomplished.
-- Greg & Kel Kay
You can still read it here....
Calvin E.. Johnson,
A native of Georgia, Calvin Johnson lives near the
historic town of Kennesaw and he's a member of the Chattahoochee Guards
Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Jim Limber Story for Black History
Month – Essay by Calvin E. Johnson,
Calvin Johnson authored this story and posted it far and wide for
history month. Below is a link.file:///C:/WINDOWS/TEMP/
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