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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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Held pursuant to adjournment in the First African Presbyterian Church. President in the chair. The roll having been called and minutes of the morning session read:—The following preamble and resolution, was submitted by F. A. Hinton, seconded by Robert Purvis.
Whereas, the Board of Managers of the New England Anti-Slavery society, have sent Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Esq. as their agent to England, for the purpose of procuring funds to aid in the establishment of a Manual Labour School, for the education of coloured youth; and of disseminating in that country, the truth in relation to the objects of the American Colonization Society.
And whereas we deem it proper that the sentiments of the Free Coloured Population of this country, should be expressed in relation to the said mission. Therefore be it Resolved, that this Convention do most heartily approve of the appointment of Mr. Garrison for the objects above mentioned, and having the utmost confidence in his worth and integrity, as well as a sincere interest in the purposes of his mission, we do cordially recommend him to the attention and kindness of the philanthropic inhabitants of Great Britain.
The foregoing preamble and resolution was supported by Mess. F. A. Hinton and R. Purvis, in very excellent addresses, and was carried unanimously.
Moved by T. L. Jinnings, and seconded by Wm. Hamilton, that no person shall be eligible to a seat in the Convention as a delegate, under the age of 21 years, and that he shall be an actual resident of the state from which he shall be returned, at least six months previous to the sitting of the Convention.
The committee appointed to nominate committees to act on the different subjects embraced in the report on the order of business to be acted on during the present session, respectfully report the following:
To draft a preamble and resolutions expressive of the views of the Convention in regard to colonization, James G. Barbadoes of Massachusetts, William Hamilton of New.York; Luke Lathrop, of Connecticut; George Spywood, of Rhode Island; Thomas Banks, of New-Jersey; William
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