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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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A motion for reconsideration of the subjects debated on Monday, and on some documents submitted to the committee of examination, engaged the session until the hour of adjournment. Adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock precisely.
President in the chair. The roll was called, and the minutes of the morning session read.
A letter from Mr. John B. Vashon of Pittsburg was read, expressing his approbation of the objects of the Convention, and enclosing the sum of five dollars, for the furtherance of the objects thereof.
On motion of R. F. Wake, seconded by J. G. Stewart, it was resolved, that this Convention accept the donation sent by Mr. Vashon, of Pittsburg, for which, and the expression of sentiment contained in his letter, we return him our thanks.
Mr. Bacon of Boston was introduced, who very feelingly addressed the Convention, expressive of the deep interest that he personally, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society, of which he is an Agent, felt in our behalf.
Moved by F. A. Hinton, and seconded by John Peck, that a special Committee of three be appointed to return our thanks to Mr. Bacon, Agent of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, for the expression of the sentiments of the said Society in regard to this Convention. Carried. William Whipper, R. F. Wake, and J. G. Stewart, were appointed.
The Committee on the duties of President and Vice-President of the Conventional Board, presented their report, together with rules and regulations to be observed by the Conventional Board of Officers, which was accepted.
On motion, resolved that the report be taken up by sections for adoption. When the following rules were adopted—
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