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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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Friday Morning, June 7. President in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. Jeremiah Miller. The roll was called, and the minutes of the preceding session read.
The order of the day was called up, namely, the reports of the foreman of the several delegations, some of which were presented and accepted. Mr. Arnold Buffom, addressed the Convention, in relation to the High School for coloured females, established in Canterbury, Connecticutt, by Miss Prudence Crandall, and read an extract from a letter from Mr. Arthur Tappen of New-York, containing important facts relative to said School, and recommending to the people of colour, the encouragement and support of the same.
Moved by S. H. Gloucester, and seconded by R. Cowley, that a Committee of five persons be appointed to inquire into, and report whether any and how far encouragement ought to be given to the settlement in Upper Canada; carried. The following persons were appointed, Messrs. Cowley, Butler, Banks, Draper, and Stewart.
Moved by Henry Sipkins, seconded by James W. C. Pennington, that William Hamilton, John Peck, and Peter Gardiner, be a Committee, to whom the reports on the state of Society be submitted for condensation. Adjourned.
President in the Chair. The roll was called, and the minutes of the morning session being read, the Convention proceeded to business.
Moved by Henry Ogden, seconded by William Whipper, that the next Annual Convention of the free people of colour, be held in the City of New-York.
Mr. Wm. Whipper made the following amendment, provided that it sit in New-York and Philadelphia, alternately, after considerable debate, in which a majority of the delegates took part, it was carried in the affirmative. Yeas 32, Nays 12.
Mr. Hinton, introduced Mr. William Wharton, of Philadelphia, a distinguished philanthropist, and friend of the people of colour, who, after some preliminary remarks, read a highly interesting letter from Mr. Charles Marriott of Hudson, N. Y.
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