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Minutes and Proceedings of the Second Annual Convention for the Improvement of the Free People of Color in these United States, held by adjournments in the city of Philadelphia, from the 4th to the 13th of June, inclusive, 1832.

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Philadelphia, June 4th, 1832.

AGREEABLY to public notice, the Delegates to the Second Annual General Convention, for the improvement of the condition of the free people of color in these United States, met at the Benezett Hall, in Seventh Street, and commenced business at 9 o'clock A. M. — Mr. John Bowers, President of the Conventional Board appointed at the last meeting of the Convention to transact its business during its recess, took the Chair, and Junius C. Morel, acted as Secretary. After a most eloquent and appropriate prayer by the Rev. Charles W. Gardner, the following Delegates presented their credentials, which were read and approved, and they admitted to seats in the Convention, viz:—


Pittsburg.— John B. Vashon.


John Bowers, Benjamin Paschal, William Whipper, F. A. Hinton. J. C. Morel,

Carlisle.— John Peck.

Lewistown, Mifflin county.— Samuel Johnson.


New York City.

William Hamilton, Henry Sipkins, Thomas L. Jennings, Philip A. Bell.

Brooklyn.— James Pennington.



Joseph Burton, William Johnson, Jacob Morgan, Peter Gardiner, Abm. D. Shad,

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