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A faculty member at Lane Theological Seminary, John A. Morgan was dismissed on October 4, 1834 for his support of the student "rebels" involved with the abolitionist revolt. This revolt was led by Theodore Dwight Weld. Morgan went on to teach at Oberlin College, where many former students from Lane followed him.
His letter, titled "Lane rebellion", was written after his dismissal and offers advice to the students remaining at the Seminary. He also gives directions on the paying of his debts and disposal of his belongings. His letter mentions Lyman Beecher, then president of Lane Theological Seminary. The letter is written to Huntington Lyman, Theodore Weld, Henry B. Stanton, L. Wells, Edward Weed, A. A. Stone (probably abolitionist Asa Stone) and Andrew Benton.
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John A. Morgan letter, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.
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