LETTER FROM MAZZINI.
ANOTHER LETTER FROM MAZZINI.
London, March 21st, 1859.
Dear Sir : I beg to apologize for being so late in acknowl¬
edging the receipt of $112 09, subscribed by you and others
at the end of the lecture delivered at your institution by my
friend, Mm. Jessie M. White Mario, toward our Italian
I am very much pleased at my honored friend's first suc¬
cess and response to her efforts in the United States, coming
from Young America, to whom Young Italy looks for sym¬
pathy and support in her approaching struggle, and my thanks
are the thanks of all the members, both teachers and pupils,
of our Italian school.
We are fighting the same sacred battle for freedom and the
emancipation of the oppressed — you, Sir, against negro, we
against white slavery. The cause is truly identical; for, de¬
pend upon it, the day in which we shall succeed in binding to
one freely accepted pact twenty-six millions of Italians, we
shall give what we cannot now, an active support to the cause
you pursue. We are both the servants of the God who says,
"Before Me there is no Master, no Slave, no Man, no Woman,
but only Human Nature, which must be everywhere responsi¬
ble, therefore free."
May God bless your efforts and ours ! May the day soon
arrive in which the word bondage will disappear from our liv¬
ing languages, and only point out a historical record ! And,
meanwhile, let the knowledge that we, all combatants under
the same flag, do, through time and space, commune in love
and faith, and strengthen one another against the unavoidable
suffering which we must meet on the way.
Believe me, my dear Sir,
Very gratefully yours,