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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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Moved by John G. Stewart, and seconded by Frederick A. Hinton, that the thanks of this Convention be returned to Messrs. Wharton and Marriott, for the expression of good will manifested in the address, and in the communication. Adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

Saturday Morning, June 8.

President in the Chair.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Levington, of Maryland. The roll being called, and the minutes of the preceding session read, several reports of the Foreman of the different delegations were read and accepted. The Committee appointed to inquire whether there is any prospect, that a Manual Labour School, for the instruction of coloured youth will shortly be established, presented their report, which was read and accepted.


The Committee on the above subject, respectfully beg leave to report, that from the best information, they have been able to obtain, the following is the present state of progress, viz: The New England Anti Slavery Society, have proposed the establishment of a Manual Labour School, which will be commenced as soon as ten thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, nearly one thousand has been already raised, and there is reason to believe that it will shortly be carried into operation. There are also great efforts making for the establishment of a Manual Labour School in New York, which will be commenced as soon as an adequate amount is subscribed, and your Committee have been informed that the contributions for this purpose have been liberal, and in the State of Pennsylvania, ten thousand dollars has been left for the establishment of a Manual Labour School, near the City of Philadelphia, subject to the control of the Society of Friends.


Moved by William Hamilton, seconded by Thomas L. Jinnings, that this Convention earnestly recommends the formation of Phœnix Societies in every State, after the form, and on the principles of the Phœnix Societies of the City of New York, and that the constitution of said Societies be attached to the printed minutes of this Convention. Carried unanimously. The Committee appointed to inquire into,

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