Contrary to popular belief, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves. It was worded to free the slaves held "in the states, currently in rebellion against the United States." It did nothing to free the slaves, still being held in the states that didn't secede. Lincoln's intention was to bankrupt the Confederacy, by removing their workforce. Naturally, the states that had seceded ignored a proclamation, from a president they didn't recognize. It hot, again today. I had to walk home from the supermarket. My car wouldn't start. Fortunately, it is only five blocks. Bill is going to be late, getting home but, we'll go get my car, later. I was trying to get by, until payday, without buying a new battery. Bill insists, though, I will get one, today and I can pay him back, when my alimony check comes in, next week. It is so nice, to have a domesticated mechanic in the house! He works cheap, too!