Hope Smith, the governor of Cape Coast, disowned the treaty, as betraying the interests of the natives under British protection.
After three years' tenure of office Jason was supplanted by the Benjamite Menelaus, who disowned Judaism entirely.
There he disowned the sermons of the pardonsellers, let it be seen that he did not approve of the action of the Legate, and so prevailed with Luther that the latter promised to write a submissive letter to the pope, to exhort people to reverence the Roman See, to say that Indulgences were useful to remit canonical penances, and to promise to write no more on the matter unless he happened to be attacked.
But the Sicilians, with Frederick at their head, disowned the agreement, and in 1296 Frederick was crowned king.
Amos and his successors accepted the old ideal of prophecy if they disowned the class which pretended to embody it.