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Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution
			
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A Review, & C.

The faculty say in conclusion that "It is the first time, 

so far as we know, in which the inmates of a literary and religious 

institution, when misunderstandings have arisen between them and 

the faculty, have been sustained by religious newspapers, and 

religious men, and christian ministers, upon partial information, 

and the ex-parte testimony of the discontented."

     This is a severe charge, and seems to present an uncommon case.  

In view of it a generous public will the more readily excuse an 

examination of their own account of the matter.

     They tell us that "It is known that an Abolition Society, 

formed some time since in the Lane Seminary, has recently been 

abolished by the trustees -- and certain regulations passed, 

to avert from the institutions the evils which its existence 

occasioned.

     That a large portion of the students regarded these meas-

ures as an attack upon the principles of [crossed out word "the"] Abolition itself, 

an inhibition of free inquiry, and a despotic encroachment 

upon their rights -- and that for conscience sake and the 

cause of humanity, and the rights of free enquiry, they 

			
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John Rankin Papers

Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution


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