Ior.ee read fin cde, .-aid to bayp been written bv some
Rev. Dr. Croswell, Lhavc otien repeated it, and if I can I
will do co now: ami let that -urn re for what I have to s;yy
about Africa. And why our young' men should be com¬
piling a history for future generations on the present condi¬
tion of ourpeoole, the time is not far distant when millions
of redeemed and refined Africans will devour every item of
our history in this country, and still thirst for more.
Joy lo thy savage realm, O, Africa.
A sign it- oil thee that the Great I A.M
Snail work new wonders in the land of Han;
And while he tarries for the glorious day
To bring again his people, there shall be
A remnant left from Oushan to the sea.
And though the Kthiope cannot change hi- skin,
Or bleach the outward stain, he yet shall roll
The darkness" oft' that overshades the soul,
And wash the deeper dyes of sin.
I'rincea submissive to the Gospel sway
Shall come from Egypt and the Morian laud,
In holy transport stretch to God its had.
Joy to thy savage realm, O, Africa I
I am also anxious to see the negro perambulating with
masterly strides the arena of art and science. In this coun¬
try .done there are four thousand one hundred and twenty -
six telegraph offices, one hundred and twenty-five thousand
Hve hundred and sixty-four miles of wire, which transmits
annually twelve millions nine hundred and four thousand
seven hundred and twenty-seven telegrams: and not a soli¬
tary negro, that I know of, plays his nimble fingers on the
batteries which performs this marvelous task. I am not
charging my people to a fault on account of this thing, I am
stating a fact to beget in the voung men an aspiration.
But the electric telegraph audits operations is only a drop
in the bucket compared to what claims our attention. I
might speak of air engines, steam navigation, gas lighting,
bridge building, ballooning, and severa 1 other things which
we should not only have a hand in, but improve on. For
there is no invention or discover}' that has been made which
has been brought to perfection; they are all in their infancy
yet, leaving ample room for the genius of the negro to in.
crease their utility, and add to the catalogue of inventions
and discoveries a thousand blessing*, yet unknown and un-