Young woman from Demarara

ADVERTISMENT – A young woman from Demarara, who has lived several years in this country, wishes to return to her native land; and, in order to support herself there and help her mother, she has a very earnest desire to learn the milliner’s trade.  Her brown complexion has hitherto frustrated all her efforts for that purpose.  Is there any one, who has sufficient good sense and good feeling to rise above this absurd prejudice, and aid her in her laudable undertaking?  ……If she cannot learn a trade , she would like a situation as parlor girl, or chamber maid.  Please give an early reply to              L. MARIA CHILD,  Wayland, Mass

(Liberator, Dec 2, 1859, pg 3)