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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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members and in its publications free blacks have been represented 

as the low[est] of human beings, and not fit to live an[d associate?]

with whites.
     5. The influence of many of its members [are very inju?]rious.

     The influence of a large proportion of its [membership?] has 

been exerted extensively against the in[- - - -] abolition of 

slavery.  Strong prejudices h[ave been?] exited against abolitionists.  

Never since the [   ] existence as a [crossed out words of "the"] nation has such efforts 

been made to put down free discussion as has been under 

the influence of colonizationists in th[    ] abolition.  At-

tempts have been made to[   ] every avenue to public 

audience.  Abolitio[nists have] been persecuted, slandered and 

reproac[hed in al-]most every city, town and village; violent 

[ [crossed out word "have"]    ] been excited against them, and dwelling h[ouses 

and?] even churches have been broken up and th[e furni]ture 

destroyed.  And if you ask every [one who] moves the tongue 

of slander, or carries the [   ] of death, he will tell 

you he is in favor of [coloniza]tion, and "that the negroes shant


			
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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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