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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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Afternoon Session. Held in the First Presbyterian Church in Seventh-street, the President in the chair. The roll having been called and the minutes of the morning session read, on motion, the president appointed James Barnett, William Brown, Leonard Scott, James G. Barbadoes and Joseph Burton, a committee to examine all documents and papers submitted to the Convention, in conformity to the 14th Article of the Rules and Regulations.
The President also appointed Messrs. Henry Sipkins, Frederick A. Hinton, T. L. Jinnings, Robert Cowley and John Peck, a committee for the purpose of revising the minutes of this convention, and superintending the printing of the same.
On motion, resolved that a committee of five be appointed to lay before this convention such business as may be thought proper to be acted upon. The President appointed Wm. Whipper, John Peck, Robert Cowley, Henry Sipkins, and Wm. Lewis, said committee. Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Wednesday Morning, June 5.
President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Elliott.
Moved and seconded that the committee appointed to present the order of business make their report, whereon the following was presented.
The committee appointed to lay before this convention a report of such business as they deem proper to engage its attention, respectfully submit the following:
Moved by R. F. Wake, seconded by David Ruggles, that the report be accepted, carried. Resolved that it be taken up by sections for adoption : viz.
1. That it is the duty of this Convention to inquire into the transactions of the Conventional Board appointed by the last Convention.
2. Whether the recommendation of last Convention have gone into operation, and whether they have or have not had any happy effect in producing an improvement in the condition of our people.
3. Whether there is any prospect that a Manual Labour School for the instruction of coloured youth will shortly be established, and if so where, and what progress has been made towards its completion.
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