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Monday, September 1, 2014

A Jaunt up the James VIII- "Forlorn Virginia Slave-breeder"

The Count

 Count Gurowski givens his normal no-holds-barred feeling on the subject . . .

August 15, L.B.- To the great relish of Northern slavery worshippers in New York and Boston, some forlorn Virginian slave-breeder attempts to make a case against that old patriot Everett, because some slave-breeding establishment called Little Brandon was destroyed by the Union soldiers. The Virginian enumerates the hospitalities which were proffered at Little Brandon to Everett, and to many other men of mark. And what of it? Everett and other patriots shook hands with Virginians and with other slave-holders and slave-breeders as long as those Southern hands were unstained with matricide and fratricide blood. Everett did not drive the slave breeders to treason and to perjury; but when they deliberately tried to murder the common country, then he acted like a patriot, whatever might be the fate of any Little Brandon, and of that so vaunted but intrinsically sham, Southern hospitality.

-Volume 3 of Diary,1863-64,65
Count Adam G. De Gurowski

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