Douglas MacArthur collection  1885-1983 (bulk 1917-1919)
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  1845 December 2 . John Rankin ALS to Rev. A. S. Rankin; Ripley, [Ohio]. (3 pages)
Two men, Dr. Beasley and D. P. Evans, tried to dismiss him as pastor but church members signed a petition to keep him. His presbytery will leave its present connection "unless slaveholders shall be excluded" from the constitutional body; they would have left the Assembly if the Synod had not suspended Graham. They would not send a representative until the Assembly reformed its position on slavery.