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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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circumstances will admit. We also recommend the organization of Female Societies.

Finally we recommend, as worthy of notice, the following resoution passed in the "United States' Temperance Convention," recently held in this City.

Resolved, that Temperance Societies, and the friends of temperance throughout the country, be requested to hold simultaneous Meetings, on the last Tuesday in February, 1834, to review what has been done during the past year, and to consider what remains to be done, and to take such measures as may be suitable, by the universal diffusion of information, and by kind moral influence, to extend and perpetuate the principles and the blessings of our land.

In conclusion, the Committee beg leave to state, that they have given that attention, to the duty assigned them, as time and circumstances would allow, that while they regret that their Report does not present this all engrossing subject as fully as they could wish, still they hope it may in a measure answer the desired object.

In dismissing our subject, we would respectfully impress upon each Member of the Convention, that of all the subjects that come within the range of our deliberations, few, if any, are of greater importance than that of Temperance; it has a claim upon our vigorous support, upon our best feelings and efforts—If this advances, if this triumphs, every interest we aim to promote, every blessing we seek as men, or as citizens of this our beloved republic, must advance, must triumph. MORAL WORTH IS POWERFUL, AND WILL PREVAIL. All of which is respectfully submitted.


Moved by T. L. Jinnings, seconded by Samuel C. Hutchins, that there be a Committee of three persons to draft a constitution, in order to carry the resolution of forming a Temperance Society into effect. Whereupon, William Whipper, F. A. Hinton, and T. L. Jinnings, were appointed.

Monday Afternoon.

President in the Chair.

The roll having being called, and the minutes of the morning session read, the Convention resolved itself into a Committee of the whole, to take up the order of the day.

Charles Mortimer in the Chair.

After a very interesting discussion on the Canadian Report and Resolution, the Committee arose, the Convention then resumed its session.

President in the Chair.

The Chairman of the Committee reported progress, and asked leave to sit again, whereon it was moved, that the

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