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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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their discussion.  Are they worthy of blame?  If the faculty take the liberty 

of discussing one side before the public, should they not tolerate the 

students in the discussion of the other among themselves?  Had the faculty 

pursued this liberal course, and informed the public that though they 

were in favor of colonization and must support the system, yet they 

had no right to interfere with the sentiments of the students in re-

lation to such matters, and that many of them were abolitionists, 

and as such could be tolerated, the institution would have 

gained in confidence and respect of all parties; and by this time, 

instead of nineteen, might have had a hundred theological 

students.  Now, generous colonizationists as well as abolitionists 

are offended at the intolerant regulations of the trustees after 

all the labored exposition given by the faculty.  And thus an 

institution richly endowed by Christian liberality is dragging 

along with 19 theological students.

     2. The students did "violence to public sentiment reckless 

of consequences." But was public sentiment right?  Was it


			
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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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