proach to Canaan. But it evidently sprang mainly from
their share in the affair of Balaam. But whatever its origin,
it is certain that the animosity continued in force to the latest
But it shall not be so with us. The sunlight of love is too
high and too widespread; and the God who came to our help
and blew to the winds their interpretations in the past, the
same God is on the throne to-day; and as it was with our
fathers, so shall it be with us.
"Daughter of Zioii, the pow'r that hath saved thee
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be,
Shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee,
Th' oppressor is vanquished and Zion is free."
The booklet we here present is but the beginning. Thou¬
sands of our young men, and young women, too, for all
that, are in the great schools of this and other lands. We
cannot doubt that not a few of them will take up this discus¬
sion where the men of this generation leave off, such men
as Blyden and Perry, Crummell, and Scarborough, and
carry it on to such success as will compel the world not only
to be willing to retain us in the common brotherhood, but in
a way to see with Swedenborg* who declares the African to
be superior to the rest of the world in "interior judgment"
—in a way, interpret to our benefit the words both of David
and of David's Lord:
"The stone which the builders rejected is become the head
of the corner." (Psl. 118: 22).
" And behold, there are last which shall be first, and there
are first which shall be last." (Luke 13: 30).
*True Christian Religion: Swedenborg, p. 541.