The fate of Beula was decided in the critical conjuncture of 1801. The new land law at last passed Congress. It was the first workable land law for the new territories. By late 1801 there was wholesale disaffection in many areas which, after the peace of Amiens, spilled over into symptomatic spurts of rebellion and the Despard conspiracy. When Rees Lloyd finally quit Cambria in 1817, to serve in paddy’s run, Ohio, he gave its land to the first Congregational church of Ebensburg. The terms of the covenant were striking. Beula church itself finally moved into Ebensburg, though Morgan Rhees’s school was run as a pay school by Henry George for some time and there were burials in the old churchyard as late as the 1870s.