Good servants frequently make good masters.
Let all the time you can get be spent in trying to learn to read.
It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers.
He will bring us all, rich and poor, white and black, to his judgment seat.
All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly, and is unfaithfulness to our masters.
But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.
The Bible is a revelation of the mind and will of God to men. Therein we may learn, what God is.
The next thing I would mention, and warn you against, is profaneness. This you know is forbidden by God.
If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves.
If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good.