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Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution
			
27  [crossed out "23", "d", and  misnumbered 26]

all of whom we presume are members of the church, and the justi-

fication of them by the Cincinnati Journal, and the faculty, are 

directly to the same point.

     When this whole matter is carefully examined, and the state-

ments of the faculty taken as evidence, the proceedings of the trustees 

and the people of Cincinnati exhibit as clear a specimen of perse-

cution as ever appeared upon the records of history.  There is not 

a thing [crossed out word "allegg"] alleged against the students that is in itself a crime.  

Every item stated is fully justified by the example and injunctions 

of the Saviour and his Apostles.  The popular men of the Saviour's 

time would no more eat with publicans and sinners than will 

the citizens of Cincinnati eat with black people.  Yet the son of 

God eat with them unpopular as it was.  Will any man of 

veracity say that either the character or condition of the col-

ored people is worse than that of the publicans?  Paul says: 

"condescend to men of low estate."  Are not the people of color 

the men of low estate among us? -- Philip, by the express command 

of the Holyghost, ascended into the chariot of a black man


			
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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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