Rights of Congregationalists in Knox College: Being the Report of a Committee of Investigation, of the General Association of Illinois; With an Appendix (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Rights of Congregationalists in Kx College: Being the Report of a Committee of Investigation, of the General Association of Illiis; With an Appendix The Chairman convened the Committee at Galesburg, Sept. 28th, 1358, by a tice printed in the Congregational Herald. Under date of Sept. 9th, he wrote letters to Rev. Dr. Curtis, President of the College, and to Rev. Dr. Gale, ex-Professor and one of the founders, as also chief Advocate of the Presbyterian side of the controversy, inviting them to be present at the meeting and to use all appropriate means to develop the facts before the Committee. Similar invitations were sent to Rev. J.Blanchard, ex-President of the College, and to Rev. Dr. Edward Beecher. (For a copy of these invitations see Appendix C.)No reply was received from Drs. Curtis and Gale, r did either of them appear, r any one in their behalf, before the Committee. As soon as the Committee were together, they dispatched a similar invitation to the Rev. J.W. Bailey, of Galesburg, Professor in the College and the stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Peoria and Kx; but answer was returned, r did the brother present himself, or any documents, in the meeting of the Committee. Brethren Blanchard and Beecher attended and were heard at length. The Committee at the beginning of their session also passed a resolution inviting the co-operation of all persons whatsoever, and particularly of New School Presbyterians, in the investigation, throwing open the meeting to remarks, suggestions, arguments, corrections, testimony, and documents from any quarter. (See Minutes of the Committee, Appendix D.)During the several sessions of the Committee, and again at the close, most urgent appeals were made by the Chairman and other members, to the large company present (containing persons of all parties, many of whom were familiar with the facts) to bring forward anything with which the Committee ought to be made aquainted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.