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January 16 1863 - " Loyal Maryland"


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Millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed in our county by the Army - much of it wantonly - and there is no provision made by Congress for payment. And that right have we to expect anything from this Abolition Congress at least until they have got through with the wants of the negro? Millions can be appropriated without delay for the emancipation of the negro, not when the suffering white people of this county demand their aid, a pretext for delay is easily found.

If a tithe of the money squandered by this Abolition Congress and Administration in clothing, feeding and teaching the hordes of greasy, lazy and idle negroes, stolen from their masters, was appropriated to the purpose of compensating the people of our county for losses incurred, many a deserted farm and house would be restore to its wanted cheerfulness. But what cares this Abolition Congress or Administration for "loyal Maryland" if it can "free the nigger" and spend thousands upon thousands of dollars in providing clothing, schools and rations for the "intelligent contraband."




ID:
wccw135

Creator:
Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Date:
1863-01-16

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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