[ ] N. Montgomery to Frederick Douglass, June 5, 1853
SYRACUSE, June 5, 1853.
DEAR DOUGLASS:—I send a few lines, and add these remarks: It seems that your people are hemmed in—the Egyptians behind—the Red Sea before. Beware of extremes—of reliance on man. What is the result of the American Revolution? Liberty? You
know it is not—that in the mother country there is more of it than here, notwithstand-
ing many vile legal abuses and abominations. Look up. God is the helper of the oppressed in all ages. The time of deliverance is drawing nigh; "though it tarry, wait; for
it will come, and will not tarry." God has His time; and while we faithfully use all
right means, we must leave the issue in His hand. He will have the glory, for it is all His, of right. As surely as the Red Sea opened for Israel to pass through, so surely has He provided a way of escape for your people—for all the oppressed who look to Him for it. May your soul have rest—peace in Christ; for it can find it nowhere else.
Yours [for?] His dear sake,
[illegible] N MONTGOMERY.