My Dear Sir: Please permitt me to sugest a few ideas to you of which perhaps you have give no peticulary thought. As one of the leaders of this great Race of ours. I think it would be /the/ proper one to make this sugestion.
(1) I wish to call your attention to the fact that we are a people in this country representing in round nos say 12,000,000 and a capital of say about from 5–6 Billions of dollars. There is not as I know of a single S.S. Co. Is it not possioble that we can not have such. May I ring that the wealthy men of our Race coporate and start a trading, & comercial Co. May I sugest as a start that all the men in each State worth from $1,000 up to $1,000 000
meat. each State by a special comittee
find out about such persons then when the Nat Business Men meat in August[3
] the men of all the State that are wealthy meat at place apointed & thus form this great Co. They can do it because they as we rather the negrals of this country with this amas of wealth. certainly can if proper Steps are taken. Build about 6 wooden S.S. Send /their/ agents to Africa, Haiti & West Indeas & there coporate with the wealthy men of said countrys & therefore trade in the Rich products. Dye woods, cabinet wood, coco & ect. Shurly this is the time for the Negro to coporate not only the America negro but to coporate with the negroes of africa Haiti and trade with them.
(2) I wish to sugest that the American Negro, Haiti, Basutos of Basutoland Yorbas, Uganda Liberia, Zulu-land and Barbados all the dependance & free negro countries of the world meat and have a grand union. Let men from the comercial Political, agricultral and Business world of all these countries be sent to america in agust to promote this great moovement. Now sir I hope that if this matter I have sugested is a good one may you as one of the leaders of this great Race of ours push it forward with all of the energy at your comand.
(3) Haiti: As you know is a negro Republic and as an article in one of the leading Magizines says that in a few yrs Haiti will become the Richest and the most powerfull small countries in the world. Let us coporate (the Negro) I mean so thoughly with them that they cannot help but becoming a great nation. Would we not feel proud to see Haitian Ships, coming on a [bush?] trade with the great nations; knowing that they are a Black people? I should think that we would encorage our people to
visit Haiti and [hire?] people in large no to be sent to Tuskegy & Hampton[4
] to study. As the only country entily ruled by the Black Man so to speak we should be proud
(4) Coporation between the Africans & American Negro! There should be the most clost comunication & understanding between the two. Out of the 150,000,000 negros in the world we must remember that we have in America (U.S.) just a hand full so to speak & shurley [130?] or 40 million people of our own Race is worth while of our consideration. Because in Africa whether we are willing to admitt to it or not therein lays the destony of a great negro or Black man world and civilization; which will in the future play no small part in the destony of the world. Then may I urg that we offer to the Africa in our schools special consession. Let us coporate with them & promate a moovement now offoot which is known as the missionary Educational movement. What a magnificent experiment or rather call it a reality. There could be set aside a fund of $150,000 or $200,000 for this movement by Soliciting, Speaking ect to educate say 5000 Africans from Basutoland So and No Nigeria where there is already a Black civilization, Uganda Zulu-land. Kameron. Togoland. Nupe-land Gold Coast ect. May I sugest that a comittee be formed for said work at once and write to Sir Apollo Kagwa [Apolo Kagwa][5
]Native prime of uganda who was Knighted by the Eng Govt; and who is a man of great learning and wealth & also a great promoter of Education in Mego the Native Capitol. of uganda E-Africa and the Hon. A. Edun[6
] who is Sec of the King of yorba land whos capitol is at Abeokuta Nigeria also the leading men of Basuto-land. So Africa ect. Conclusion: I seem perhaps that I am taking to much liberty
but there is no Nat Council to introuce a bill no high athorities to apeal to but our leaders: therefore Sir pleas bare with me in my intrusive letter. As I am not a write you will find many mistake ect but please forget mistakes & look at the real meaning of my letter and, if these Sugestions are good and if they are worth while may you push this matter through even to every detail after you have carefully red & considered them. I remain yours Truly. A Member of the Race
W. E. C.