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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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Committee have leave to sit again on to-morrow, afternoon, at 3 o'clock. Adjourned.
Tuesday Morning, June 11.
President in the Chair.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Levington, of Maryland. Roll was called, and minutes of the last sitting read. The Committee on representation presented their report, which was read, taken up by sections, and adopted, viz :—
Resolved, that in each and every county in which a Society is, or may be formed Auxiliary to the Convention, shall be entitled to send delegates, not exceeding five persons, and it is hereby understood, that under no pretence whatever, will any other body or society be admitted to send delegates as members to the Convention from such county, where a society shall or may exist, without the sanction of the senior society, in their participating in selecting or electing the above mentioned delegates. Carried.
Resolved, that in any county where no society has been formed, the people shall have the privilege of returning two delegates, provided they contribute to the furtherance of the objects of the Convention. Carried.
Resolved, that as one of the primary objects of the Convention, is to elicit information in regard to the situation of our people, it is expedient therefore, that no person shall be received as a delegate, who shall not be a resident of the State from which he shall be returned, at least six months previous to his election. Carried.
Resolved, that it is expedient to have a regular return of each delegate signed by the President and Secretary, or Chairman, and Secretary of every Society, or Public Meeting of any county, at least two weeks previous to the sitting of the Convention, forwarded to the President of the Conventional Board, who shall keep a regular record, and present the same at the opening of the Convention.
Moved by David Ruggles, seconded by James G. Barbadoes, that each delegation pay toward the promotion of the objects of the Convention, when they present their credentials, a sum not less than five dollars. Carried. Several reports of the different delegations were read, and accepted.
A very interesting and highly important communication was received from the Rev. Simon S. Jocelyn, of New Haven, which was read and approved of, encouraging us to perseverance in our efforts, for the common benefit, and affording us the consolatory information, than to some of the north, west, and eastern Colleges, he is assured, that properly
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