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Report on the State Convention of the Colored Citizens of New York, Held at Schenectady, September 18-20, 1844.
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Minutes of the Fifth Annual Convention of the Colored Citizens of the State of New York, Schenectady, September 18-20, 1844
Whereas, in a republic its great and distinctive feature is the "consent of the people," they signifying their approbation for or their dissent from such rules and laws as have being by the exercise of their voting power,--and whereas a numerous minority of the people of the State of New York (viz: the colored portion thereof) are not permitted fairly to vote and are as a consequence governed without their consent, therefore
Resolved, That for the completion of that feature of Republicanism in our state government hereabove instanced, we are called upon by every motive of self political emancipation to adopt all lawful and energetic means to secure an equally free exercise of the suffrage; and the majority of the people of the state are bound, in order to be consistent with their professions,to alter that Anti-Republican clause in our constitution which restricts us in the exercise of the franchise, and thereby render the state just and impartial in this essential feature of Democratic governments.
Resolved, That our brethren throughout the State be requested to commence immediately circulating petitions, praying the Legislature to extend to the colored citizens of New York the right of equal suffrage.
Resolved, That the delegates from each county be a committee to circulate petitions in their districts, and that they forward them to the Legislature at an early period of their session, or to the Central Committee by the first of January next.
Report of the undersigned, delegates from the City and County of New-York, to the Convention for the extension of Elective Franchise, held at Schenectady, September 18th, 1844, respectfully sheweth,
That in obedience to instructions received at an ajourned meeting of the citizens of the city and county of New-York, held September 16th, 1844, Hall, 101 Anthony street, and furnished with funds placed by that
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