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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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will never essentially add to their information.  They who bring them 

up like beasts, without instruction, hold them for gain, and will never 

educate them under a system of gradual emancipation.  None are 

are educated now farther then conscience impels, and it will be so 

under all circumstances until they are liberated.  It is painful 

to see so talented a man as President Young plastering up the 

consciences of men with notions so delusive. -- Who does not know 

that the number and ignorance of slaves are increasing every year 

& that matters are continually growing worse and worse?  If 

ever slavery ought to be abolished, it ought to be abolished 

immediately.  Now is the safest and best time.

     2nd.  "The doctrines, tendencies and measures of the Colonization 

Society, and the influence of its principal supporters are not 

such as to render it worthy of the patronage of the Christian 

community."

     I remark that this was their opinion of that Society 

and they had a right to express it.  If wrong let the Society 

meet it with facts and arguments. -- It is a matter of regret


			
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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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