Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, January 05, 1883, Page 7, Image 7

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Uintis'riA.N iikiiAtD
California Letter.
to honor, and others as slaves were ly, is painfully apparent.
taifght to irespect their inasters,
D owney C ity , C a L,
who now Sympathise with them ih
From Bro. T. F. Campbell.
P arts , T enn .,
Dec. 14, 188b.
their dependent and needy condi -
Dec. 14, 1882.
Bro. Floyd :
L ouisville , K y .,
■Hion. The rising generation -will
From Louisville, Ky., I went to
Yours of the 5th inst. has just
Dec. 4, 1882.
not have even these ties to bind Clarksville,' Tenn, where I re­
reached me. Perhaps the mail
Raised in the South and familiar them together. An increasing an-
mained two days at the Broadhurst will make letter speed when it
with the Negro from my childhood. tagonism is everywhere apparent,
Institute, a boarding school for learns the way Utter. It should
fiav»-sympathy tor him In bls the white efiitmeh looking with
voun" ladii-s. Bro. Broadhurst cojm<4froin Si on mouth here in four
lowly estate and great desire lor contempt on the Negro, while the
formerly had charge of the Midway orfive days, and in a short time,
bis social elevation and financial I black children are learning to hate
Orphan School, in Kentucky, and when the roads are completed, in
prosperity. After an absence of the whites. Nor is the progress of
more recently conducted the orphan three days, or less.
eighteen years on the Pacific coast the colored people in education at
school at Camden Point, Mo. He
where the colored people constitute all satisfactory or hopeful. They
has built up, against much opposi-
?tion of the popnla-
A! 11V
Having had some experience in
lit.- np.niiro in rbildhood. the
lion ; and during which time they elements of an education ; but they
editing and publishing, ano nflVHlg
tute in Clarksville. It is pleasant
were emancipated, I return to Mis­ have, up to this time, developed no
read most of our papers somewhat
to find Christians taking the lead
souri ami Kentucky anti find the “capacity for higher education. It
in“ every educations} department carefully, I may very naturally
study of their present condition an is difficult to find amongst them,
feel interested in the kind of a
and moral enterprise. They are
mpctwt to mnnag
manifesting mucli zealaiid"pTftttng’ paper..Lobe. circulated among.. us.
The first peculiarity that ar­ own common schools.
1 am compelled to fear that some
forth great energy in the increase
rested my attention was the
Perhaps it ought not. to 1 >e of knowledge and in the spread of of our papers are not serving the
separation of whites and blacks in thought strange that an illiterate
^Gospel cause. Some others may
the Gospel. In every community’
the churches. In the Missouri con­ and needy race in the midst of
have a small balance of good in
I find them amongst the. most in­
gregations, composed, when 1 left abundance,”"fn ’the hands of those
their favor. In wome cases this is
telligent, wealthy and enterprising
here, of one fourth, or perhaps, one- they hate, should have no very
larger—in some I think it is very
of the population.
third Negroes, now -a dusky face high appreciation of personal
Circumstances wi re not favor­ large. But 1 do not know a paper
seldom appears. It may chance honor, and should regulate their
that might not, as I think, be very
able for lecturing or preaching in
that some old man or woman, who morals, with reference almost en­
much improved, though I would
tlie church in Clarksville. I made
has not been willing,
up 1 tirely
CT ’ to give
to the grand jury. I under­ only two lectures to the Institute not like to undertake the work.
~forirtcr church relationships, still - stand TTiaF many”ofW^fnEttfjr
anTthen passed ~oii to this place, Our papers need more work. This
—li ng e rs on a -lxwk se a t; lin t—the. theft on the pica that they wuirkcd
'.is. a._snig.le_ branch of the subject.
\theie I find more favorable pros1"
mass of them have drawn off, and for the property they steal when
If all the work was even for wiser
peeks for evangelistic work. I am
and abler, still more work is
e> -
' ■
in slave) y.
now engaged preaching ' each even-
This is,. I think, peculiarly unfor­
While the slavery question is in<r to goo»l audiences who are needed. We have, I presume, the
tunate for the black people, who
settled forever in North America, giving profound attention; and, l»cst papers published, as we have
say that the white people did not
the problem of the destiny of.. the although the congregation here is the lie st and ablest preachers
desire their presence nor encourage
African race, as an element in weak ami prejudice strong, we are living. But it does not follow that
them to remain in the churches;
social life and a factor in the not without hope of good results. they might not all be better. How
while the whites say that the
government, is now demanding, I am enjoying the hospitality of to make them so, is the question.
colore»l preachers desired colored
and will soon be forcing, a solution Bro. T. J. Coulter, a merchant No one man can do all the work
congregations and consequently en­
Whether this shall lie found in the preacher, whose religion is ever necessary on a weekly. If each of
couraged division.
the several departments had a
The next matter that impressed political wisdom of the nation, or prominent in his business, for he head, and these heads were headed
me unfavorably was the fact that in the spirit of Christianity in the withholds not the Gospel even by one wise and strong head—and
the Negroes, as a class, have accu church, or in the cooperative effort while selling goods. He lias a most sound and vigorous body—there
mulated no property. In all my of l>oth, may not now be apparent estimable Christian wife and might l>e an important improve­
travels, I have not seen a farm be­ It is not easy to see how" the sword pleasant family.
'fhe weather is fine; clear days ment. But there is the difficulty.
longing to a Negro, nor have 1 could become a factor in solving
Each of these hea»ls must be sup­
found one of them engaged as mer­ such a problem ; and yet, Christi­ and cool nights with frosty morn­ ported, and the main head and
chant or clerk ; nor as mechanic or anity should do its whole duty in ings. The Christmas holidays are proprietor is not able to supply the
manufacturer on his own capital »slucating ami elevating the weaker near at hand when we may expect demand—unless, some how, he has
I understand that a few of them race, lest violence should fiml an again a season of revelry and dis­ a large and prompt paying list.
who receive pensions from the excuse, where philanthropy ought sipation. What a pity we can not But
government own lots ami houses to triumph. Some feeble efforts transfer all that is tolerable and
in the outskirts of the towns and are put forth by the churches to pleasant of this period to the 4th
1 think, in our lack of faith. We
tillages; and a few such keep propagate Christianity among th»- of July, where,divested of idolatry,
may easily have too much -confi­
wrocery stores. But as a general i freeitmen, ‘ but the emergency ite- it might serve a good purpose by
in ourselves; but we are not
Tb te they are day Iahorrrs, ex­ mands__ increase»! effort, Ix-tter intensifying the spirit of patriot
IikeTy~ To have tod much in a
ceedingly improvident, and, except facilities, fin« I more men and money. ism.
I expect to reach Memphis by Gracious Providence. If it is clear
While we need not let our love
in harvest, always destitute. In­
the 23rd. Whether I shall con­ that a paper is needed, and that a
stead of assimulation and a ten- diminish nor our zeal relax in re­
tinue my journey thence south­ given place, ami one or more
" *dency to social equality, present ference to foreign missions, pru­
ward, or turn to the north, I am brethren are the men for the work,
conditions indicate unmistakably dence dictates that we prevent
yet decided.
then we ought to venture much.
greater alienation and less sym­ heathenism from springing up in
Love to all who love our Lord,
But one word to make sure.of these
pathy between the races. Many our midst—that we strive to con--
T. F. C ampbell particulars. Then
of the Negroes of the present vert those at our door. How this
generation were brought up as i shill be »lone it is not my purpose
People do not need to know THE LEADING PURPOSE OF THE
to suggest. That something more about virtue, but rather to
——"Tlon i cst ic servants ipritefamilie*- - naw
to be done, and done prompt- practice what they already know, a isortliTuti^
cf the whites, whom they leurued ought
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