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Proceedings of the Connecticut State Convention of Coloured Men, Held at New Haven, On the September 12th and 13th, 1849.
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE CONVENTION, OF COLORED MEN,
HELD AT NEW HAVEN
ON THE SEPTEMBER 12th AND 13th, 1849
S. M. Africanus, H. Foster, H. Nott, Isaac Cross,} Hartford.
Jehiel C. Beman, Middletown.
Amos G. Beman, Samuel T. Gray,} New Haven.
Geo. W. Francis, J. Emery Burr, L. Collins,} Bridgeport.
D. Gordon, Norwich.
L. Black, Stonington.
A. J. Morrison, New Milford.
L. H. Peters, Danbury.
The Colored Men of the State of Connecticut, assembled at New Haven, in Convention, on Wednesday, Sept. 12th, at three o'clock, P.M., in the Temple street Church, in pursuance with the following call:--
A CALL to the Colored Men of Connecticut
Brethren:--We propose to meet you in Convention in the city of New Haven, on Wednesday, the 12th day of September, 1849, to consider our Political condition, and to devise measures for our elevation and advancement.
Action on our part is imperatively necessary to secure the acknowledgement of our rights, and the enactment and administration of impartial 'laws affecting us, by the proper State authorities.
Now as a body, we have no political existence. We are dead to citizenship--struck down by an unrighteous State Constitution, and our life spark quenched by a cruel and unreasonable prejudice. But a voice is sounding
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