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 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2007 12:15 pm
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I wonder if it's significant which part of New Jersey those slaves were located. Here's a guess: The southern portion of the Garden State is actually below the Mason-Dixon Line, if that imaginary line was extended through the state. Robert E. Lee's family had a summer home in Cape May. Do you reckon loyalties were significantly divided regionally in New Jersey in the way they were, say, in Maryland?

Even so, it's interesting to learn New Jersey, regarded as a northern state, did not ratify the 13th amendment. Very odd. Didn't know that. Perhaps NJ should have been considered as a border state.

Maybe New Jersey could have seceded from itself (like West Virginia? Uh-oh. New thread alert). Then we really could have had a South Joisey.

Just ramblin' out loud. I'm a ramblin' man.

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