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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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that this decision is not without foundation.  It requires no direct 

immorality to render a society unworthy of patronage.  If it does 

not render a valuable purpose; if it is not like to accomplish 

the ends for which it was formed; if its doctrines are unsound 

and its tendencies unfavorable, or the influence of many mem-

bers injurious; any one or all of these may render a society 

unworthy of patronage.  And it is not difficult to show that all 

of these are applicable to the Colonization Society.

     1st.  It does not answer a valuable purpose.  It is said, 

that it will remove a dangerous and useless population from the 

country.  That the free people of color are either dangerous or 

useless [crossed out word "are"] is yet to be proved.  It is an assertion founded in 

prejudice, and supported neither by argument nor fact.  No people 

under such civil disabilities ever did better.  Amidst all their op-

pressions and reproaches they have been peaceable and loyal to 

their government.  They also have been loudest in reproaching them


			
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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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