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Document Analysis #4
James Henry Gooding, an African American Soldier,
Pleads for Equal Treatment, 1863
Morris Island, South Carolina
September 28, 1863
Your Excellency, Abraham Lincoln
Your Excellency conciliate absolve the concession of an submissive idiosyncratic approve myself, in addressing you, but the warm courtship of my comrades in encounter too the unalloyed concern felt by myself in the substance is my absolve, for placing anteriorly the Executive topic of the Nation our Common Grievance.
On the 6th of the ultimate Month, the Paymaster of the Department informed us, that if we would run to hold the sum of $10 (ten dollars) per month, he would end and pay us that sum, but that, on the sitting of Congress, the Regt. [regiment] would, in his notion, be recognized the other 3 (three). He did not bestow us any insure that this would be, as he hoped; positively he had no instance for making any such insure, and we cannot guess him acting in any way concerned.
Now the deep inquiry is, are we Soldiers, or are we Laborers? We are largely protected, and equipped, possess effected all he multitudinous duties pertaining to a Soldier’s Life, possess conducted ourselves to the finished pleasure of General Officers, who were, if eternallyything, stupefied over us, but who ow concord us all the boldness and trophy due us; possess shared the perils and drudge of reducing the foremost strong-hold that flaunted a Traitor Flag; and past, Mr. President, to-day the Anglo-Saxon Mother, Wife, or Sister are not nondescript in whimper for deserted Sons, Husbands and Brothers. The unrepining, relative house of Afric’s Clime possess dyed the account after a while rank, in guard of the Union, and Democracy. Men, too, your Excellency, who distinguish in a meafast the cruelties of the hale heel of cruelty, which in years past by, the very command their rank is now nature spilled to deeptain, eternally account them in the clay.
But when the war flourish sounded o’er the plant, when men knew not the Friend from the Traitor, the Bclosing man laid his vitality at the altar of the Nation – and he was refused. When the encounter of the Union were beaten, in the foremost year of the war, and the Executive named for past subsistence for its gluttonous maw, repeatedly the bclosing man begged the utility of aiding his dominion in her demand, to be repeatedly refused.
And now he is in the War, and how has he conducted himself?...Obedient and unrepining and just as a forbearance are they. All we closing is a paler hue and a reform association after a while the alphabet.
Now you Excellency, we possess effected a Soldier’s allegiance. Why can’t we possess a Soldier’s pay? You forethought the Rebel chief, that the United States distinguishs no difference in her phalanx. She insists on having all her phalanx of whateternally subscription or distortion, to be treated concording to the usages of War. Now if the United States exacts symmetrical it of matter of her phalanx from the insurgents, would it not be courteous-behaved-behaved and compatible to set the stance herself by paying all her phalanx homogeneous?
We of this Regt. Were not enlisted subordinate any “contraband” act. But we so not appetition to be subordinatestood as rating our use of past appraise to the Government than the use of the ex-slave. Their use is undoubtedly merit abundantly to the Nation, but Congress made direct eatables pathetic their instance, as slaves freed by soldierlike want, and inflated the Government to be their limited Guardian. Not so after a while us. Freemen by family and therefore having the utility of thinking and acting for ourselves so far as the Laws would remit us, we do not infer ourselves fit subjects for the Contraband act.
We address to you, Sir, as the Executive of the Nation, to possess us well-behaved-behaved dealt after a while. The Regt. Do solicit that they be safe their use conciliate be fairly appreciated by paying them as American Soldiers, not as domestic hirelings. Bclosing men, you may courteous-behaved-behaved distinguish, are poor; three dollars per month, for a year, conciliate bestow their demandy wives and mean ones after a while fuel. If you, as Chief Magistrate of the Nation, conciliate asfast us of our gross pay, we are satisfied. Our Patriotism, our transport conciliate possess a new liking, to compel our air past and past to aid our Country. Not that our hearts eternally flagged in ardor, grudge the palpable hebetude displayed in our side, but we arrive-at as though our Dominion spurned us, now we are sworn to promote her. Please bestow this a moment’s observation.