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Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution
			
19  [crossed out "15" and misnumbered 18]

This far the society answers no valuable purpose.

2. It is not likely to accomplish the purpose for which it was formed.

   That it had its origin in benevolent hearts and was formed 

with good designs there is no good reason to doubt, and that it still 

carry with it many benevolent hearts and good intentions there is 

good reason to believe.

     Its original ends were, to colonize the free people of color 

in Africa with their own consent; not because they were a nuis-

ance, but because they were hated and oppressed.  It was also 

intended to open the door for the entire abolition of slavery, to 

evangelize Africa and forever put an end to the slave trade.  

These doubtless [crossed out word "undoubtedly"] were ends it was intended to accomplish.  At 

least these are [crossed out word "were"] the views of its designs under which I and 

many other abolitionists became its friends and patrons.  Almost, 

if not all the Abolition Societies in the Union were merged in it.

      There is now no probability that it will accomplish any one of 

these ends.  At colonizing free people of color it can do but 

little by fair means.  Their own consent cannot be obtained 

except in a few cases. -- A large part of those colonized have

			
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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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