Friday, October 8, 2010

Jeff Davis Speech Jan 5, 1863. Gee, I wonder why the South "forgets" it?

We are about to show you a speech by Jeff Davis, in reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation.  Davis was  livid upon hearing of the Emancipation Proclamation, because he knew what Lincoln knew -- this changed everything. 


Without further ado.... 


Jefferson Davis, Richmond, January 5, 1863.

 
Citizens of the non-slave-holding States of America, swayed by peaceable motives, I have used all my influence, often thereby endangering my position as the President of the Southern Confederacy, to have the unhappy conflict now existing between my people and yourselves, governed by those well established international rules .....

Heretofore, the warfare has been conducted by white men--peers, scions of the same stock; but the programme has been changed, [Lincoln] 
.... has degraded you.... by inviting the co-operation of the black race.

Thus, while they deprecate the intervention of white men--the French and the English--in behalf of the Southern Confederacy, they, these Abolitionists, do not hesitate to invoke the intervention of the African race in favor of the North.

The time has, therefore, come when a becoming respect for the good opinion of the civilized world impels me to set forth the following facts:

First. Abraham Lincoln ....has issued his proclamation, declaring the slaves within the limits of the Southern Confederacy to be free....
Second. Abraham Lincoln has declared that the slaves so emancipated may be used in the Army and Navy now under his control...
Now, therefore, as a compensatory measure, I do hereby issue the following Address to the People of the Non-Slaveholding States:--

On and after February 22, 1863, all free negroes within the limits of the Southern Confederacy shall be placed on the slave status, and be deemed to be chattels, they and their issue forever.


Repeat-- they and their issue (children, grandchildren great grandchildren, etc.,)




All negroes who shall be taken in any of the [Northern] State in the progress of our arms, shall be adjudged, immediately after such capture, to occupy the slave status, shall, ipso facto, be reduced to the condition of helotism  (absolute perpetual slavery)  so that the respective normal conditions of the white and black races may be ultimately placed on a permanent basis, so as to prevent the public peace from being thereafter endangered.

...It ought not to be considered polemically or politically improper in me to vindicate the position which has been, at an early day of this Southern republic assumed by the Confederacy, namely, that slavery is the corner-stone of a Western Republic.
  
.....In view of these facts, and conscientiously believing that the proper condition of the negro is slavery or a complete subjection to the white man,--and entertaining the belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent,--and in view of the future harmony and progress of all the States of America, I have been induced to issue this address, so that there may be no misunderstanding in the future.
  END OF DAVIS STATEMENT 
Richmond Enquirer Print.


HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT?

 His belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent    







SLAVES SERVED ANYWAY 

Slaves toiled away for the Southern Army, but  not as soldiers.

 For example, Lee himself, in his first job for Jeff Davis, managed 5 to 10 thousand slaves to build the massive earth works around Richmond.   

Lee was called "King of Spades" by local papers.  Douglas Southall Freeman tried to slide one by, claiming  Lee was called King of Spades as a joke by his white soldiers. 

Sorry - newspapers made fun of Lee for all the slaves he had digging. Spade as term like "Nigger"  at the time.   Those earth works around Richmond though, kept Richmond safe for 4 years,  they were an amazing construction feat.  No one ever did break through those earthworks - Lee and Davis left Richmond on the false rumor of a breach!!    

There were a  million more slaves doing the work to feed the rest of the South, including the army.  When those slaves left the farms and plantations, the war was up.  They depended on slaves for food.  The food went away.  The soldiers deserted.

         DAVIS COWARDICE          


This is not exactly related, but see Davis wife's letter about his cowardice.  ANd her book.  Amazing....

DAVIS WIFE LETTER COWARDICE CLICK HERE  




  

Another myth the above speech destroys is that Davis was an abolitionist, just on a "different time table".   Here he orders that blacks be placed on the slave status, in perpetuity, so that there can be NO mistake about it later!  Somehow, goofy folks claim Davis was against slavery, and going to free the slaves soon anyway. Bullshit.DAVIS WIFE LETTER COWARDICE CLICK HERE  

Another myth is that slavery was not the foundation of the Confederacy.  

Above -- here in his own speech, Davis says exactly that, the "it was long been assumed" that slavery was the foundation.  That is SO obvious, he says, that he does not even need to elaborate on it (see the full text above).

Another myth is that the South "just wanted to be left alone".  Davis called for the SPREAD of slavery into the territories, and  here even said he hoped to force the Northern states (by force of our arms) to reunite, and the entire nation be a slave nation.






FULL  SPEECH IS HERE---------

Jeff Davis
An Address to the People of the Free States by the President of the Southern Confederacy
Richmond, January 5, 1863.

"Citizens of the non-slaveholding States of America, .... Heretofore, the warfare has been conducted by white men -- peers, scions of the same stock; but the programme has been changed, and your rulers despairing of a triumph by th employment of white men, have degraded you and themselves, by inviting the cooperation of the black race.

Thus, while they deprecate the intervention of white men -- the French and the English -- in behalf of the Southern Confederacy, they, these Abolitionists, do not hesitate to invoke the intervention of the African race in favor of the North.........

"Now, therefore, as a compensatory measure, I do hereby issue the following Address to the People of the Non-Slaveholding States:

"On and after February 22, 1863, all free negroes within the limits of the Southern Confederacy shall be placed on the slave status, and be deemed to be chattels, they and their issue forever. (RE - ENSLAVE ALL BLACKS EVER FREED)

"All negroes who shall be taken in any of the States in which slavery does not now exist, in the progress of our arms, shall be adjudged, immediately after such capture, to occupy the slave status, and in all States which shall be vanquished by our arms, all free negroes shall, ipsofacto, be reduced to the condition of helotism, so that the respective normal conditions of the white and black races may be ultimately placed on a permanent basis, so as to prevent the public peace from being thereafter endangered.

"Abraham Lincoln has seen fit to ignore the Constitution he has solemnly sworn to support, it ought not be considered polemically or politically improper in me to vindicate the position which has been at an early day of this Southern republic, assumed by the Confederacy, namely, that slavery is the corner-stone of a Western Republic. 
 
"In view of these facts, and conscientiously believing that the proper condition of the negro is slavery, or a complete subjection to the white man, -- and entertaining the belief that the day is not distant when the old Union will be restored with slavery nationally declared to be the proper condition of all of African descent, and in view of the future harmony and progress of all the States of America, I have been induced to issue this address, so that there may be no misunderstanding in the future. JEFFERSON DAVIS"





DISCUSSION


Here are just SOME of the amazing tid bits by Davis in this speech

1) Slavery is the cornerstone of the Confederacy.   Davis apologist say slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War or the Confederacy.   Here, Davis himself says slavery was the very foundation of the CSA.

2)  Davis damns Lincoln  for using black troops. He claims the war should be just by whites, "scions, peers, men of the same stock" and that to use blacks in battle "degrades"  the white race, and justifies no mercy for blacks or whites in battle -- no prisoners. 

The Southern lunatics today try to say they had black soldiers -- volunteers no less -- fighting for the South.   Nonsense. According to Jeff Davis himself, Lincoln allowing blacks into the Union Army was an abomination against white race, and so changed the nature of the war, that he would invade the North and make slaves of all blacks there too (see below)

3) As a result of Lincoln using blacks -- we will invade the North, enslave the Negroes there!

Let me repeat that -- Davis will invade the North, and enslave the free negroes there, in perpetuity.

Oh -- so those who believe Davis "just wanted to be left alone"  have to ignore Davis sending Texas men to Kansas in 1856 to spread slavery there.

And -- "we just want to be left alone"  is nonsense because Davis says he will invade the North and enslave all freed blacks there, in perpetuity.


4) All slaves ever freed in the South are hereby "placed back on the slave status -- and their issue -- forever"


5) Davis hopes to reunite the country, and make it all slave states.



Really, you have to read it over and over to get a handle on it.