|PART SECOND. -- "BOOK OF LIFE."|
|A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION.|
" Syracuse, Oct 9, 1868. " Dear Friends :--
"The bearer of this note will be Sojourner Truth, a worthy and remarkable woman. She is going to Courtland, to visit Miss Mary E. Mudge and other friends. I shall be obliged to any persons who, on the arrival of the train at the Courtland depot, will help her to find her friend's house." Samuel J. May ."
" Washington, D.C., March 22, 1865. " My Dear Sojourner :--
"I have made an arrangement for a meeting at the Union Baptist Church for next Sunday evening. I want you to come, if possible. Let me know if you can."Yours truly, John Dudley ."" To my Friend, Sojourner Truth :--
"The nearly thirty years' acquaintance I have had with you, all confirm your title to the name you have chosen, and its record in humanity's 'Books of Life.'"Yours,
Samuel L. Hill
" Florence, Mass., Feb. 14, 1871."
"After a wearied pilgrimage of over eighty years, she is a sojourner among us, witnessing the culmination and fulfillment of those great truths which she has humbly foretold oft-times within the last four decades. Her pilgrimage is nearly over. Sojourner Truth is resting. She quietly and proudly awaits her time to pass over among those who have performed their part. Good-by, aged friend."
Richard Lamberth, of San Francisco
" Washington, D.C., 1870."
" Philadelphia, Tenth Month , 21st 1869.
"I hope people will buy her pictures, which I have given to Aunt Sojourner, and so help her. And indeed I hope every one will do all they can to help the woman, poor and old, who in her prime and strength has helped so many. I will write for you, aunty, the Arabic blessing, 'May you live to be a thousand years old, and may your shadow never grow less.'"
Anna E. Dickinson
"Amen to all dear Anna has said.
" A.C. Harris ."
"I have very pleasant memories of Sojourner Truth. She has been a faithful worker in the cause of freedom and of right. She can truly /ay, with Paul, 'I have fought a good fight, ... I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge shall give me.'With my sincerest good wishes, " Robert F. Walcut ."
"The wisest, wittiest woman I know is Sojourner Truth. Wiser and wittier, of course, than any man. I am glad to have enjoyed many years of acquaintance with her. I hope to enjoy many ages. May she and all her friends believe on her divine Jesus, and be with him where he is. Gilbert Haven ."" Dear Sojourner :-
"Love is the light, life, and central attraction of the universe, and will, if men yield to it, bring selfishness and misrule into harmony and law. May you ever feel its blessing."C.A.F.
" Washington, D.C ."
"With earnest best wishes, your friend,
" Giles B. Stebbins ."
"May the Lord Jesus, who met you in the way, ever be your friend, companion, and guide."Your friend, Henry Foster ."
" Sojourner , as you are crowning earth's children with bright and beautiful truths, so the angels will crown you, when you enter the bright Spirit Land." Renino , the little Indian squaw."
Ninth Month , 16 th , 1870.
"God hath many aims to compass,
Many messages to send,
And his instruments are fitted
Each to some distinctive end." Peres Peck . Aged 84 years."