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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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chosen it as the only alternative of perpetual slavery.  They have been 

willing to go to Africa just as a man is willing to go to the peniten-

tiary rather than be hanged.  The original design was [crossed out word "un"]doubtless to 

have their own consent without [crossed out word "re"]constraint.  Hence the constitution has 

been greatly perverted.  And besides it is found that the climate is 

unhealthful and that colonization has been attended with a great 

sacrifice of human life. -- That such sacrifice will be justified 

in the final judgment is extremely improbable.  And for this we 

are all accountable as far as we have aided and promoted the society.

     That it will open the door for the entire abolition of slavery 

is now no longer to be hoped, as will appear when its doctrines 

and tendencies are considered.  That it has little tendency to evan-

gelize Africa, and prevent the slave trade has been already noticed.  

     3. Its doctrines are unsound.

     It doubtless was not intended originally to teach the doctrine 

that the slaves ought not to be liberated until they can be 

taken to Africa, yet this doctrine has been extensively propa-

gated by the society and is popular among its members, both 

in free and slave states.  And even ministers of the gospel have 

been known to hold their slaves in bondage for years, waiting their


			
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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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