TALKS FOR THE TIMES.
would have him be. For it is to the Christian people
of the North that the Negro, for many years yet,
must look for help and sympathy and co-operation.
It was to them, as instruments in the hands of God,.
he had to look for his freedom—to the Lundys and
the Lovejoys, to the Garrisons and the Sumners, to
the Whittiers and the Greeleys, to the Phillipses and
the Beechers, Harriet and Henry—the latter always
to the front with an eloquence more than Athenian;
the former with a pen mightier than any magician's-
wand sent into every nook and corner of the earth
the thrilling story of Uncle Tom. That book in its
day was to freedom what the Pentecost in its day was
to Christianity. It made all men—Englishmen and
French, Germans and Italians, Danes and Swedes,.
Russians and Poles, Spaniards and Hungarians, Wal-
lachians and Armenians, Portuguese and Arabians,.
Chinese and Japanese, hear "every man in his own
tongue," the horrible woes of the slave. I say, then,.
that it is very necessary that the Negro be fairly rep¬
resented to you, in order that you may judge whether
the efforts which you made in his behalf during
slavery should be continued now in his freedom,,
until he may, so to speak, be able to stand alone.