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Minutes and proceedings of the Third annual Convention, for the Improvement of the Free People of Colour in these United States, :held by adjournments in the city of Philadelphia, from the 3d to the 13th of June inclusive, 1833.

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that the convention immediately adjourn to meet in the First African Presbyterian Church—to which they immediately repaired and proceeded to business.

The committee appointed to nominate officers for the convention, reported the following:

ABRAHAM D. SHADD, President RICHARD D. JOHNSON, 1st. Vice do. JOHN G. STEWART, 2d do. RANSOM F. WAKE, Secretary. HENRY OGDEN, Assistant Secretary. JOHN B. DUPUY, Clerk.

On motion, the report was unanimously adopted, and the persons therein named, declared duly elected, the officers being regularly installed proceeded to the duties of their several appointments.

On motion, resolved, that a committee of five persons be appointed to draft Rules and Regulations for the government of the convention, Messrs. Purvis, Jinnings, Sipkins, Butler, and Peck, were appointed.

On motion, resolved that the President appoint a committee of five for the purpose of correcting the minutes and publishing the same.

On motion of Mr. Spywood, seconded by Mr. Barbadoes, resolved that no person shall be acknowledged as delegates to this convention unless they bring proper credentials from their respective societies or meetings held for the purpose of electing them as such. A petition from the People of Colour of Hartford, to this convention, praying it to take into consideration the constitutionality of a Law lately passed in the State of Connecticut, prohibiting the establishing of Literary institutions in said State, for the instruction of persons of Colour of other States, was read and laid over for further consideration.

Mr. Frederick A. Hinton having requested leave to introduce a preamble and resolution on Wednesday afternoon, on motion of P. C. Matthews, seconded by Robt. Purvis, resolved that F. A. Hinton be permitted to offer to this convention a preamble and resolution, approbatory of the mission of Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Esq. to England.

The committee appointed to draft rules and regulations for

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