Paragraph 4 as i read it--
The Confederate Army and Davis managed to overcome the opposition by the Virginia legislature and the Confederate Congress to emancipation by adding to army regulations that slaves could fight if they so desired and if their masters submitted a written approbation that the slave could be freed after the war.
are we misunderstanding some words here or what? My interpertations --
overcome-- to defeat
opposition -- opponets
Virginia legislature and the Confederate Congress to emancipation -- this is the group or at least some members against emancipation.
a written approbation meaning---
1. An expression of warm approval; praise.
2. Official approval
be freed after the war.
Clearly this would show emancipation after the war????
Now please direct your attention to what you posted above, I believe it was Mr. Hunter who discovered that he had been manipulated in the favor of emacipation.
"When we left the old Government he had thought we had gotten ride forever of the slavery agitation; that we were entering into a new Confederacy of homogeneous States upon the agitation of the slavery question, which had become intolerable under the old Union, was to have no place.
But to his surprise he finds that this Government
***** assumes the power to arm the slaves, which involves also the power of emancipation.**********
-To the agitation of this question, the assumption of this power, he dated the origin of the gloom which now overspreads our people. They knew that if our liberties were to be achieved it was to be done by the hearts and to hands of free men. It also injured us abroad. It was regarded as a confession of despair and an abandonment of the ground upon which we had seceded from the old Union. We had insisted that Congress had no right to interfere with slavery, and upon the coming into power of the party who it was known would assume and exercise that power, we seceded.