face I never saw. If permitted, that boy will yet shame many a pale-face by his superior intellectual power.
At the close of the exercises, a little book or primer was presented to each scholar as a present for their attendance and good conduct; and it was pleasing to see with what eagerness and satisfaction each received this first testimonial of scholarship.
Nearly three hundred presents were distributed, which were furnished principally through the liberality of Hon. Joseph Hoxie, of New-York, who had visited the schools a few months since, and whose judicious selections were universally commended and his generosity fully appreciated.
These children will never forget this occasion.
Among the songs by the school, interspersed throughout the exercises — and every child sings in these schools — was the following, which, aside from its intrinsic merit and affecting pathos; was particularly interesting from the fact that just before the rebellion, a congregation of slaves attendi