LETTER FROM N. TOURGUENEFF.
May Almighty God crown with success the generous labors
of all these noble men, who, after all, are but following the
commands and walking in the ways traced by his holy will!
May I entreat of you, Madame, the kindness of presenting
to Mr. Garrison the accompanying copy of my work, by
which he will see that a co-laborer in another hemisphere has
long wrought in the same vineyard of the Lord; if not with
the same renown, I may, at least, venture to say with the
same disinterestedness, with the same self-abnegation, with
the same love for the oppressed. Even the efforts I made in
their behalf they could never directly know, for exile and
proscription have compelled me to live far from my own land,
and to plead the cause of human rights in a language which
is neither theirs nor mine. I am thoroughly persuaded that
all success obtained in America in the cause of the colored
race will be eminently serviceable to my poor countrymen in
Russia. It is then, first as a man, and secondly as a Rus¬
sian, that I hail the efforts of Mr. Garrison, and his fellow-
laborers for the deliverance of their country from the hideous
plague-spot of Slavery.
Receive, Madame, my earnest good wishes for your voyage.
May Heaven grant that in again beholding your native coun¬
try, you may there find new consolations and fresh encourage-
'nents to persevere in the great Cause which you have made
'die principal object of your life.
Accept, at the same time, the expression of my high respect.
To Mrs. Henry Grafton Chapman.