Beloved Sisters — It has been proposed by some of our best friends that the approaching fourth of July be set apart, by us, as a day of humiliation and prayer. My design in addressing you, is to invite you to meet me in the spirit of prayer, on that day. Let not the fear of being called fanatics prevent us from trusting in the blessed Jesus. Come then, my sisters, daughters of a despised race, bring all your wrongs, your cares, your griefs, and prostrate soul and body before the footstool of Jehovah. ……. Let us pray the Lord would hasten the time,
When freedom, glorious freedom shall be given
To every race, complexion, caste and clime,
And nature’s sable hue shall case to be a crime!
Anna Elizabeth, Philadelphia, June 11th,1831
Liberator, June `18, 1831, pg 2)