RUFUS L. PERRY.
in the United States. He is a splendid type of the Negro
genius. As an editor especial for twenty long years, he
has filled among the Baptists the same position as B. T
Tanner, D. D., among the Methodists. His pen has never
failed in all these years to warn the race of dangers ahead.
He always puts God first and his race next. His genius is
consecrated to God, and he finds ample scope for his rare,
splendid talents in assailing enemies as well as aggressively
attacking maligners of the race. He has had a sword
sometimes apparently dipped in wrath, and with giant
force driven in the vitals of those who dared assail him
and his cause; but he did it not for self but for the cause.
May the future give vast opportunities for the use of his
powerful intellect, conquering error and planting truth.