A[melia] B[loomer] to Frederick Douglass, April 15, 1853
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 corres-
pondents for their word for cheer, which is
ever welcome. The limited space in our col-
umns prevents us from making extensive se-
lections from these letters; but we shall
quote from two or three now before us.
A friend at Seneca Falls cheers us onward
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 practi-
cally useful one. A. B.