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.
 
Davis was 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 1864.
 
Deo Vindice.
-- Joseph.
"Nothing fills me with deeper sadness than to see a Southerner apologizing
 for the defense we made of our inheritance."
~ Jefferson Davis
1.
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

2.
You can still read it here....
 
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Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Calvin E.. Johnson, Jr.

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.

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The Jim Limber Story for Black History Month  Essay by Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

Carl


3.
FYI,
Calvin Johnson authored this story and posted it far and wide for black
history month. Below is a link.

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Woody Highsmith
 

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