Browsing All posts tagged under »An Address to the People of West Virginia«

Another Southerner who wanted to free slaves… but…

May 14, 2011 by

2

… his motivations weren’t centered on freeing slaves as an issue of morality. Dr. Henry Ruffner was well-educated (Washington College, and Princeton, where he received his D.D.), and headed several Presbyterian pastorates in Rockbridge County, Virginia (not to mention one near his family’s salt works in the Kanawha Valley). He was also a fairly active […]