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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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endow the Seminary [and?] both could not be pleased.  This difficulty of 

s[eemsto?] have been met [crossed out word "with"] by the spirit of tolerance.  Let [both] 

parties have equal privileges.  If the faculty [and] trustees could commit 

themselves on the one side [why] [crossed out word "and"] not permit the students to commit 

themselves {crossed out word "on"} o[n the other.]

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. . . I do not mean to [say] that they [the colonizationists] 

are not Christians, but that they have [com]mitted a great sin 

of which they ought to repent.  F[rom the statements of the 

[crossed out word "students"]faculty I see no just [reas]on to censure the students.  

Their intercourse with the colored people was no more than such 

as missionaries always have with those they wish to instruct.  

And in their case it seemed particularly necessary in order to 

inspire the confidence of those that have been so much dispised 

and oppressed by white people.  The whole difficulty seems to 

have originated in hatred to the black people, and not in 

the imprudence of the students.  We see no evidence of the 

"eminent instance of monomania", mentioned by the 

faculty.  It seems that the public interfered with the rights 


			
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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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