A Bible Student to Frederick Douglass, October 7, 1854
For Frederick Douglass' Paper
WHAT THE HAND CAN DO ON NOV. SEVENTH.
FRIEND DOUGLASS:—I have this morning been looking at Proverbs iii.27—"Withhold
not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."
It is evident that the general principle which is here implied, is, that so far as it is
in our power, we must do good to all that are in need of that good. This is applicable to
a great variety of topics, and especially to reformatory efforts.
On November 7th, what good can our hand do by voting? Let us try and see what
effectual rebukes we can give to rum and slavery.
A BIBLE STUDENT.
October 7th, 1854.