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“A WORD ON BEHALF OF THE SLAVE; OR, A MITE CAST INTO THE
“THE HEATHEN INSTITUTION," ETC., ETC.
THIS LITTLE WORK
IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED, BY ITS AUTHOR,
FEMALE EMIGRATION SOCIETY.
LETTER TO FEMALE EMIGRANTS.
My FEMALE FRIENDS, -From the title of the following little work, you will at once perceive that the writer has formed the purpose, and cherished the hope, of engaging some portion of your time and attention during the long voyage which you are about to make. This attention you might possibly be more disposed to grant, did you expect to be amused and entertained by what the writer has to say ; and I own I am not altogether without a suspicion that a little disappointment may be experienced, when it is acknowledged that entertainment is not the object which I wish you to keep in view, should you oblige me by taking this “Parting Gift” into your hand, with the intention of reading it. Its object is to invite thought, and you will not, I hope, altogether deprive me of the pleasure of finding, at least, a few among you willing to accept this invitation. You will agree with the author in this—that if we do not learn to think justly, we cannot learn to act wisely; and yet, if we do not act wisely and well, our condition,