From the Covington Journal of May 18, 1861 comes this suggestion
Judge Hopkins, of Alabama, advocates the confinement of the negro to the soil, and the elevevation and opening of the mechanic trades to the non-slave-holding people. "Dignify the trades to the level of the professions in the common acceptation, and idlings, loafing, lounging, fox hunting, or in other words general dissipation of health, energy and time among the young men of the South, would almost entirely cease, and their places be substituted by general busy industry.
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