If I had posted this stuff up myself, I would have been accused of cherry picking things quotes against the CSA congress.
This is what I have asked all along over this debate. Did the CSA congressmen vote with the majority or not. My position was that they did a disservice to the South in the choices they made.
Now you have shown a quote where other Southerners denouced "the masters" as only "looking after their own property", which is slaves, they weren't talking about masters of cattle or horses, after all. My original premise was the congressmen were looking out for the interests of the slave-holders and by making that choice they sold out the last hope for CSA independence.
For the last week I have been soundly criticised by many people here saying that the issue being debated and the choice was NOT over the slavemasters and their interests, which of course was slavery, and that I was a "glory halleluiah" yankee bigot. Now suddenly at this last hour quotes are being posted showing that many contemporary southerners saw things pretty much the same way, my original premise was.
Finally. Now were these southern sources that you have just now posted also "yankee-doodle-dandy, glory halleluiah, the north is virtuous and the south is evil" being bigots, or were they being realistic about what the CSA congress had just done?
I stand with them, and the case I was making here all this week is the same as theirs. They were bigotted, and I am not a bigot, but had I posted these quotes myself, I'd have been accused of cherry-picking quotes to make the CSA congress look bad, and trying to unfairly make Hunter look like a slavemaster looking out for his own property interests in slaves.
The south was not a monolith of opinion, but some folks in the south had more power to make their opinion control the policy. it was not the "yankees" and their numerical superiority that sunk the South. The numbers were there and available to the South. What sunk the South were their own policymakers who made bad choices.
Thank you, David, at last.