[Homestead] Obama and religion
lurine at softcom.net
Mon Apr 28 15:24:18 EDT 2008
Grant was a mess as far as morals go. He did indeed do as you said but had
no problem with his men raping Indian women while at Fort Humboldt. Nor did
he had any problem with getting drunk and starting fights. NOR, with
meeting and having relationships with another officer's wife.
----- Original Message -----
From: <DSanner106 at aol.com>
> Incorrect, as it the rest of the info on Grant. In 1858 Grant was trying
> make a go as a farmer in St. Joseph Mo. and owned a slave named William
> Grant was given William Jones by his father in law to help farm, and when
> broke, Grant's father in law
> told him to sell him for the money. Grant instead freed jones and took no
> money. This is part of the reason his father in law didin't give Grant
> money or
> slaves thereafter. He didn't think much of Grants morals or business sense
> he would free a perfectly good slave.
> This is much in keeping with Grants statements following the Mexican
> American war on the subject of slavery. Personally, I think he had a moral
> to the strong overpowering the weak more than the idea of slavery. He
> didn't like the Mexican American war for this reason, he couldn't stand
> to see
> animals hurt and walked away from the family taxidermy / butchery
> because of it. He had soldiers whipped for driving a horse too hard and
> had 3 men
> hung for rape during occupations.
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