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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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Whipper, of Pennsylvania; Samuel Elliott, of Maryland; and Joseph Burton of Delaware.
To prepare an address to the Free People of Colour, Wm. Whipper, John G. Stewart, Robert Cowley, Henry Sipkins and Richard Johnson.
To prepare an address on Temperance, James W. C. Pennington, Abraham Williams and William Rich.
On the transactions of the Conventional Board: William Brown, James C. Matthews and James Bird.
To inquire whether the recommendation of last convention has been attended to, and what effect it has had among our people, F. A. Hinton, Henry C. Thompson and Peter Gardiner.
To inquire whether there is any prospect that a Manual Labour School for the instruction of coloured youth, will shortly be established or not; Charles Mortimer, Wm. D. Jenkins, Henry Ogden, George W. Thompson, Matthew Draper, Mason Freeman and Abner Frances.
On the regulation of representation, Thomas .L. Jinnings, Abraham D. Shadd, Stephen H. Gloucester, David Ruggles and John Peck.
On the duty of the President and Vice President of the Conventional Board, Henry Sipkins, Robert Cowley, George Richardson, William Brown and William Lewis. Which was adopted.
Moved by Wm. Hamilton, and seconded by Frederick A. Hinton, that Wm. Hamilton have leave to bring in a motion relative to the Phoenix Societies, to be the order of the day on Friday next, in the afternoon. Adopted. Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock A. M.
Thursday Morning, June 6.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment, in the first African Presbyterian Church. President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Levington of Baltimore, Md.
The roll having been called, and the Minutes of the last session read, the Rev. Mr. Levington having expressed a desire to address the convention, it was moved by T. L. Jinnings, seconded by William Hamilton that he be permitted. Carried. The Rev. gentleman then addressed the Convention at considerable length, recommending a monthly concert of prayer among our people throughout the U. S.
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