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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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prepared coloured youth can be admitted, and also, that notwithstanding the persecution and opposition to the establishment of Miss Prudence Crandall's School, (for the instruction of coloured females, in Canterbury, Connecticut,) it was in a flourishing condition, and only required the encouragement and support of those for whom it was opened, to triumph over the opposition. The grateful thanks of the Convention were returned, for the very valuable information contained therein. Adjourned.

Afternoon Session.

The Convention met agreeably to adjournment.

President in the Chair. Roll called and minutes read.

The Convention went into committee of the whole, to take up the order of the day, on the Canadian question.

Henry Sipkins in the chair. The report and resolution was read.

On motion of Mr. Cowley, seconded by Mr. Jenkins, that the Committee of the whole on the above question be dissolved, and beg leave to decline any further consideration of the subject.

The President then resumed the chair, and the chairman of the committee reported accordingly. The resolution was then taken up in Convention and debated, when on motion of John G. Steward, seconded by William D. Jenkins, that the report and resolution be adopted, was decided in the affirmative. Ayes 32, Nays 14.

Moved by H. Ogdeu, seconded by T. L. Jinnings, that the session of this Convention, be protracted from 9 o'clock, A. M., to 3 o'clock, P. M., on Wednesday. Carried. Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock.

Wednesday, June 12

President in the Chair.

Prayer by Mr. Charles Mortimer. The roll was called, and minutes of the preceding meeting read. A reconsideration of the vote on the Canada Report and Resolution being called for.

On motion of Henry Sipkins, seconded by Henry Ogden, it was resolved, that the Canadian Report be returned to the Committee, with whom it originated, together with the

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