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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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4. Whether the resolution attached to the report of the committee on the Canadian subject last year, had been put in operation.

5. The committee most respectfully recommend an expression of sentiment in regard to colonization.

6. That a committee be appointed to present some more efficient plan of representation, by which each city, town or village, may be represented according to the respective ratio of numbers.

7. That a committee be appointed to draw up an address to the people of colour, on the subject of Temperance, depicting its happy influence on the morals of a community, and likewise declaring the traffic and use of ardent spirits destructive to the morals of a community.

8. They also recommend that the President of the Conventional Board, or in case of his decease, or inability to perform the duties, the Vice-President prepare an annual message depicting the situation of our people, and suggesting for the consideration of the Convention, such matter as he shall deem worthy of their consideration, and also that he shall preside at the opening of the Convention, until it is organized by the appointment of its officers.

9. That there be a committee of five, to prepare an address to the free people of colour of the United States. Adopted.

(Signed)

WILLIAM WHIPPER, JOHN PECK, HENRY SIPKINS, ROBERT COWLEY, WILLIAM LEWIS.

Resolved, that a nominating committee, consisting of five persons, be appointed to nominate committees to act on the different subjects embraced in the report of the committee on the order of business, to be acted on during the sitting of this convention. The president appointed Mess. J. G. Stewart, Henry Sipkins, S. H. Gloucester, J. W. C. Pennington and John Peck, that committee.

Moved by R. F. Wake and seconded by Wm. Hamilton, that a committee consisting of one delegate from the different states represented in this convention, be appointed to draft resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the people of Colour by them represented, in regard to the subject of colonization.

Moved by S. H. Gloucester, seconded by Geo. Spywood, that it shall be the order of the day on Friday next, that the chairman, or one that he shall appoint, of each delegation, to give a short report respecting the condition of the people that they represent. Adopted.

Adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock, P. M.

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