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Proceedings of a Convention of the Colored Men of Ohio, Held in the City of Cincinnati, on the 23d, 24th, 25th and 26th days of November, 1858.


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BLACK 338 STATlf CONVENTIONS Mr. A. Redman moved a vote of thanks to the citizens of the hospitable spirit they had evinced. Adopted. A vote of passed to the officers of the Convention, for their zeal and fidelity, shown in the performance of their duties. When the Convention adjourn~d LIST OF DELEGATES Lorain John Co. M. Langston, Chas. H. Langston, J. H. Gurley, I. Mitchell, of E. P. Walker, of Lucas Co. J. C. Oliver, John Malvin, Will. Cuyahoga Co. John Booker, David Jenkins, A. Redman, John Jesse Devine, Horace Morris, John C. GaIly, Co. Wallace Shelton, James Johnson, H. Parram, R. G. Ball, I. Flewellen, Jesse Fossett, Peter Harbison,C. F. Buckner, Phillip TOlliver Thos. J. Goode, John 1. Gaines, Wm. D. Goff, A. M. Sumner, W. H. Mann,Wm;ll Fuller, P. B. Furguson, Wm. Darnes, George Peterson, J. A. Bowman, R. Conr~ Hamilton Capt. J. Hawkins, Co. R. Debaptiste, Josephus Fowler, Jr., A. V. Thompson, of T. Gross, A. N. Freeman, of Brown Co. H. J. Andrews, V. Moore, of Clermont Co. John F. James, of Ross Co. Alfred J. Anderson, Alexander Proctor, of Butler county. Asa Pratt, of Warren Co. J. J. Williamson, of Delaware Co. CONSTITUTION OF THE OHIO STATE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY Believing that, by united and concentrated action, on our part, do much toward securing the immediate and unconditional abolition of Slavery and the removal of the legal and social disabilities under Which suffer in the State of Ohio, and in the United States: And also, beli .. that such united and concentrated action can be secured in our State, the instrumentality of a State Anti-Slavery Organization: Therefore, we hereby agree to form ourselves into a State Anti-Slavery Society, .to be erned by the following Art. 1. This Association shall be called the Society. Art. 2. The object of this Society shall be, to secure by politica moral means, so far as may be, the immediate and unconditional abolition American Slavery, and the repeal of all the laws and parts National, that make distinctions on account of color.. Art. 3. To accomplish this object, the Society shall Head Quarters permanently in the city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. it shall have its office and business rooms. It shall also employ such numbers its creation. of Agents and Lecturers as may be needed to carry out the object Art. 4. Any man or woman may become a member of scribing to its principles as above expressed, and by tions to its funds as he or she may be able. Art. 5. The officers of this Society shall be: a President, Vice Presi- dent, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who sha~l hold their offices one year, or until their successors are chosen; andwh~, with stitute five an persons Executive chosen Board. from the remaining members of the Society, shall Ch Ho J Ex Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the President to of the Society and the Executive Board. In his absence these duties shall discharged by the Vice President. It shall be the duty of the Recordins retar Exe s of rdin Exe be in form ion Th sually : rseme '($1,000 ved b it shal nd g iatiOn ~xecutive retion its ann Ar hearing nesS fo determi Ar n the ;aid cit turers reports duty of its Age Ar loyed rd a Ar quarter i\:s sitt Ar ~rde Ar Constitution fordoin Ar thirds In be ve Bo 'adoptio 1s ceed im State, persons first m collect 2d said pe

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