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Elihu Burritt To The Ladies

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We Bubjoin the following invitation from iho 'Learned Blacksmith!' to the ladies of the United States. Now, girb, don't lel the opporlunity slip, but improve your chance for opening a correspondence wilh !he most learned man of the age. It is reported, wecan'tsay how truly, that Ëlihu Uves in a state of single blessedness! We havealready adverled to our in tention of spending a few months during the coming summer and autum in Eng land. We have faith to believe that we might represent our femate readers, while abroad, in such a way as to rejider them a blessing to generations yet unblessed und unborn. Nay, do not sniile ; we are in sober, liopeful earnest. Ladies, mothers, wives, sisters, listen to us one moment ! you especially who yearly sce the boundless prairies of the West covered with yellow oceans of ripening sorn There is not an árdele of food that can be made of Indian Corn, which some one or some hundreds of you have not made in lts most exquisit perfection. It is no in your hearts todeny this. Well! no for the sake of human happiness throug the world, wül you nol trv your hana again at all these varicties, and writ down spècificaily your mode und materials for making thejn. and then send th receipt to us? We would not undervalu tiie authorily of Keceipt Books treating on this subject ; but if we could obiam t set entirely new, from tho personal testi mony and experience of ladies residing in different parts of the Union, we think we could make it of great value to the worlc of ill-fedoperatives in Great Brtain. - Therc would be a specialily about re ceipts collected in this way, which woulc commend them to immediate andsal use n that country. The fáct that they vere gratuilouáh coníributed by the ladies o? America with the solé view of introducing ihto the habitations of the poor in our motherland" comforts they never enjoyed, woulc in itself almost feed the hungry. On our urrival in Èngland, we would propose to disseminate these receipts through the empire on our "Olive Leaves for the Public Press ;" a plan of opefations with which the readers of the Citizen are generally familiar. With the permission of the fair aulhora of ihese receipts, we woulc issue them on slips headed by the emblematic dove and bfaringthiVtillë; 'An Olive Leaf for the Poor öf the Rea lm," "From the Ladi es of America." We are cpnfident that nèarly every newspaper in the United Kingdon would ndmit into its columns these messages of good will and woman's sympathy to the poor end needy of the land. We should be happy to use our pen and voice, to their best capacity, while in the country, lo speed these tvhite-winged missiles of mercy loeverypoor man's door.'