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The slavery debates occurred over 18 evenings in February 1834; noted abolitionists Theodore Weld and John Rankin (Presbyterian minister from riverside town of Ripley Ohio, and conductor on the Underground Railroad north of the Ohio River) and Harriet Beecher Stowe were in attendance.
Churches in the area were major forces in abolitionist movements, including many of those still worshiping within the Presbytery of Cincinnati: Cranston Memorial, Red Oak PC, West Union PC, and Cherry Fork PC.