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that men can choose, and that one event thus follows another coming
and going, but that while they choose there is One who both governs
and judges. To the degree that we believe this we shall be faithful
and we need not fear.
Whatever happens on the way to this day of God, it is for us to
labor on, confident in his redeeming g-race, in the certainty of his
holy government, in the pledge of his omniscience, in the help of his
omnipotence, and in the amen of his accomplishments.
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BY THE LATE SENATOR LOGAN.
Extracts from His Washington City Address in the A. M. E. Church.
FTER dwelling at length upon the marvelous progress of the col¬
ored race in the United States, he then pointed out the negro's
If there is any one thing that will clog the wheels of your mate¬
rial progress it is the fact that some of you try to overreach your¬
selves. Do not become dazzled at the splendor and magnificence of
those who had hundreds of years to make this country what it is to¬
day. No man is a success who has not a fixed object as a sign-post—
an aim in life to attain unto. A man should get that kind and that
amount of education that will best fit him for the performance and
the attainment of his object in life. Too much Greek will do you no
good ; what does a man want with Greek around a table with a white
apron on ? I do not say that you should not study Greek if you intend
to fill a chair in some institution of learning; I do not say that you
should not read medicine if you desire to become a plysician, or law
if you wish to follow that profession. But I tell you our white people
are fast growing indolent and lazy. If jrou watch your chances and
take timely advantage of the opportunities offered you, your race will
be the wage workers, the skilled artisans, and eventually the land
owners and the wealthy class of this country. I advise you to learn
trades ; learn to become mechanics. You have the ability and capac¬
ity to reach the highest point, and even go further in the march of
progress than has yet been made by any people.