Aid us, paper, aid us, pen,Aid us, shades of champions who have led the world's progress! Aid us, thou who hast made royal the scourge and crown of thorns!” After hearing these words, Frederick Greenhalge, then Governor of Massachusetts, said to her, “Ah, Mrs. Howe, you have given us a prose Battle Hymn!” The Friends of Armenia did active and zealous service through a number of years, laboring not only for the saving of life, but for the support and education of the thousands of women and orphans left desolate; Schools and hospitals were established in Armenia,. and many children were placed in American homes, where they grew up happily, to citizenship. Nearly ten years later, a new outbreak of Turkish ferocity roused the “Friends” to new fervor, and once again her voice was lifted up in protest and appeaL She wrote to President Roosevelt, imploring him to send some one from some neighboring American consulate to investigate conditions. He did so, and his action prevented an impending massacre. In 1909, fresh persecutions brought the organization
Aid us, hearts of noble men!
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