The Port Royal Experiment

June 27, 1862

From the Dedham Gazette, there is an article about the actions at Port Royal.  “The success of the movement, now upon its third month, has exceeded my most sanguine expectations.  …it would seem that upon this narrow theatre, and in these troublous times, God is demonstrating against those who would mystify His plans and thwart His purpose, that in the councils of His infinite wisdom He has predestined no race, not even the African, to the doom of eternal bondage.”  The words are from a report b y Edward L. Pierce, of Milton, Special Agent of the Treasury Department, for the management of Port Royal.