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A[melia] B[loomer] to Frederick Douglass, April 15, 1853

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Words of Encouragement.

We are in the receipt of a number of kind letters from anti-slavery friends in various directions, who sympathize with us, and who desire to co-operate with us in our labors.—We thank our many warm-hearted correspondents for their word for cheer, which is ever welcome. The limited space in our columns prevents us from making extensive selections from these letters; but we shall quote from two or three now before us.

A friend at Seneca Falls cheers us onward thus:—

DEAR SIR:-I am so well pleased with your efforts to encourage colored men to turn their attention to mechanical pursuits, that I am tempted to try to help you. I have seen no proposition that strikes me so favorably. If you are to have institutions for your improvement, let them, by all means, be industrial. White children enough are ruined by mere mental education. Let the black child have the benefit of a practically useful one. A. B.

Creator

Bloomer, Amelia

Date

April 15, 1853

Description

A[melia] B[loomer] to Frederick Douglass. PLIr: Frederick DouglassP, 15 April 1853. Praises editorial and oratorical work; commends industrial education ideas.

Publisher

This document was calendared in the published volume and has not been published in full before.

Collection

Frederick Douglass' Paper

Type

Letters

Publication Status

Unpublished