MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH E. BROWN,

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Barrycdog

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MESSAGE
OF
HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH E. BROWN,

TO THE
EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
CONVENED MARCH 10TH, 1864,

UPON THE CURRENCY ACT; SECRET SESSION OF CONGRESS;
THE LATE CONSCRIPTION ACT; THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY
OF THE ACT SUSPENDING
THE PRIVILEGE OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS
CORPUS, IN CASES OF ILLEGAL ARRESTS
MADE BY THE PRESIDENT;
THE CAUSES OF THE WAR AND MANNER OF CONDUCTING
IT; AND THE TERMS UPON WHICH
PEACE SHOULD BE SOUGHT, &C.

http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/gagov/gagov.html
 

unionblue

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MESSAGE
OF
HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH E. BROWN,

TO THE
EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
CONVENED MARCH 10TH, 1864,

UPON THE CURRENCY ACT; SECRET SESSION OF CONGRESS;
THE LATE CONSCRIPTION ACT; THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY
OF THE ACT SUSPENDING
THE PRIVILEGE OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS
CORPUS, IN CASES OF ILLEGAL ARRESTS
MADE BY THE PRESIDENT;
THE CAUSES OF THE WAR AND MANNER OF CONDUCTING
IT; AND THE TERMS UPON WHICH
PEACE SHOULD BE SOUGHT, &C.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/gagov/gagov.html
48 pages of whistling past the graveyard to keep the ghosts away.

Unionblue
 

unionblue

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MESSAGE
OF
HIS EXCELLENCY JOSEPH E. BROWN,

TO THE
EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
CONVENED MARCH 10TH, 1864,

UPON THE CURRENCY ACT; SECRET SESSION OF CONGRESS;
THE LATE CONSCRIPTION ACT; THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY
OF THE ACT SUSPENDING
THE PRIVILEGE OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS
CORPUS, IN CASES OF ILLEGAL ARRESTS
MADE BY THE PRESIDENT;
THE CAUSES OF THE WAR AND MANNER OF CONDUCTING
IT; AND THE TERMS UPON WHICH
PEACE SHOULD BE SOUGHT, &C.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/gagov/gagov.html
A portion of the above, long-winded document:

SLAVES ESCAPING TO THE ENEMY.

"The official reports of Federal officers are said to show that the enemy now has 50,000 of our slaves employed against us. If these 50,000 able bodied negroes had been carried into the interior by their owners, when the enemy approached the locality where they were employed, and put to work clearing land and making provisions, we should to-day have been 50,000 stronger and the enemy that much weaker, making a difference of 100,000 in the present relative strength of the parties to the struggle. When a negro man worth $1,000 upon the gold basts, escapes to the enemy, that sum of the aggregate wealth of the State, upon which she should receive taxes, is lost--one laborer whou should be employed in the production of provisions is also lost, while one laborer or one more armed man is added to the strength of the enemy.

It is therefore unjustifiable and unpatriotic for the owner to keep his negroes within such distance of the enemy's lines, as to make it easy for them to escape. This should not be permitted, and to prevent it in future such laws should be enacted as may be necessary to compel their removal by the owner in such case, or to provide for their forfeiture to the State..."


One should read the entire document to find such jems of thought during this period of the war.

It's worth your while.

Sincerely,
Unionblue
 
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OpnCoronet

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A portion of the above, long-winded document:
SLAVES ESCAPING TO THE ENEMY.
It is therefore unjustifiable and unpatriotic for the owner to keep his negroes within such distance of the enemy's lines, as to make it easy for them to escape. This should not be permitted, and to prevent it in future such laws should be enacted as may be necessary to compel their removal by the owner in such case, or to provide for their forfeiture to the State..."
Sincerely,
Unionblue


Lincoln's warning to Border State slave-owner's that the mere friction of the war itself ''...if it be longer' was a direct threat to that institution, now we see the threat was alive and well, even in the most ardent of defenders of slavery, i.e., once the csa has the power to interfere in the normal relationship between the slave and master, as an adjunct to any type, state or confederate, of their 'war power(s)' to further the efficicacy of confederate war making, where would it lead?
In the border states it led to emancipation.
 

leftyhunter

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A portion of the above, long-winded document:

SLAVES ESCAPING TO THE ENEMY.

"The official reports of Federal officers are said to show that the enemy now has 50,000 of our slaves employed against us. If these 50,000 able bodied negroes had been carried into the interior by their owners, when the enemy approached the locality where they were employed, and put to work clearing land and making provisions, we should to-day have been 50,000 stronger and the enemy that much weaker, making a difference of 100,000 in the present relative strength of the parties to the struggle. When a negro man worth $1,000 upon the gold basts, escapes to the enemy, that sum of the aggregate wealth of the State, upon which she should receive taxes, is lost--one laborer whou should be employed in the production of provisions is also lost, while one laborer or one more armed man is added to the strength of the enemy.

It is therefore unjustifiable and unpatriotic for the owner to keep his negroes within such distance of the enemy's lines, as to make it easy for them to escape. This should not be permitted, and to prevent it in future such laws should be enacted as may be necessary to compel their removal by the owner in such case, or to provide for their forfeiture to the State..."


One should read the entire document to find such jems of thought during this period of the war.

It's worth your while
Sincerely,
Unionblue
In defense of Gov. Brown he was not wrong about the above.
leftyhunter
 
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AndyHall

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A portion of the above, long-winded document:

SLAVES ESCAPING TO THE ENEMY.

"The official reports of Federal officers are said to show that the enemy now has 50,000 of our slaves employed against us. If these 50,000 able bodied negroes had been carried into the interior by their owners, when the enemy approached the locality where they were employed, and put to work clearing land and making provisions, we should to-day have been 50,000 stronger and the enemy that much weaker, making a difference of 100,000 in the present relative strength of the parties to the struggle. When a negro man worth $1,000 upon the gold basts, escapes to the enemy, that sum of the aggregate wealth of the State, upon which she should receive taxes, is lost--one laborer whou should be employed in the production of provisions is also lost, while one laborer or one more armed man is added to the strength of the enemy.

It is therefore unjustifiable and unpatriotic for the owner to keep his negroes within such distance of the enemy's lines, as to make it easy for them to escape. This should not be permitted, and to prevent it in future such laws should be enacted as may be necessary to compel their removal by the owner in such case, or to provide for their forfeiture to the State..."
A year later, in February 1865, Brown devoted a large part of his address to the Georgia legislature to vehemently rejecting the enlistment of slaves as soldiers in the Confederate army, as was being debated in Richmond at the time. Brown had held office since 1857, and was the longest-serving governor in the Confederacy. He gave his 1865 address in Macon, having been compelled to evacuate Milledgeville ahead of Sherman's army. None of that, though, shifted his views on the subject.
 
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godofredus

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Governor Brown of Georgia was clearly one of those who never got the memo from Richmond that "states' rights" was just a marketing slogan.
OR: good for me but not for you. OR: Do as I say, not as I do.

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As well as having a magnificent gift of facial hair. Joe Brown was also a last ditcher.
As was pointed out above, he also opposed enlistment of Blacks in the CSA.
He also proves my point that the same people who fought for slavery were not ruined by reconstruction but quickly restored themselves to their previous status.
 

AndyHall

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"As well as having a magnificent gift of facial hair."

It's a little-known fact that Governor Brown and Henry Wise of Virginia were engaged in a long and bitter legal dispute over patent rights for the turtle-neck sweater.

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Billy Yank

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"As well as having a magnificent gift of facial hair."

It's a little-known fact that he and Henry Wise of Virginia were engaged in a long legal dispute over patent rights for the turtle-neck sweater.
Suspect these gentleman use an electric razor like my father-in-law who often neglects his neck hair as some senior gentlemen have a habit of doing.
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"As well as having a magnificent gift of facial hair."

It's a little-known fact that he and Henry Wise of Virginia were engaged in a long and bitter legal dispute over patent rights for the turtle-neck sweater.

josephbrown.jpg
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Suspect these gentlemen used an electric razor like my father-in-law who often neglects his lower neck whiskers as some senior gentlemen have a habit of doing.
 
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