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 Posted: Thu Jun 2nd, 2011 03:52 pm
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Texas Defender

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Hank C-

  A lot of folks in Kentucky considered that they had seceded, as there were two separate governments at war with each other in the state.

  Perhaps they DID feel that the ordinance was compelling enough without the slavery component. Or perhaps that was not their most compelling reason. You can: "Perhaps" all you want, but until it is shown that they didn't mean what they said, I'm willing to take them at their word.

  On the one hand, you say that there weren't all that many slaves in Kentucky. Then you talk about the total value of slaves throughout the US. These points seem at odds with each other if you are trying to maintain that slavery was really the most compelling reason for the ordinance written by the secessionists in Kentucky.

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