2 5, 1 534), the complete disruption of the Church seemed inevitable.
When the disruption came the principles at stake were keenly canvassed in Ellon, and eventually Andrew Davidson, senior, went with the Free Church.
To his insistence in 1860 that the Democratic party should support his claim to the protection of slavery in the territories by the Federal government, the disruption of that party was in large measure due.
This provision led to many debates, and produced the first symptoms of disruption in the Liberal party.
The Disruption left the Church of Scotland in a sadly maimed condition.