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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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not, where they have no school of their own, admitted among the white, or have the beuefit of Sabbath School instruction, and your Committee respectfully submit it as a matter of belief, gathered from remarks contained in the reports, that an increasing desire of improvement is extending itself among us.

(Signed) WILLIAM HAMILTON, JOHN PECK, PETER GARDINER.

The Committee appointed to take into consideration, the resolutions presented by T. L. Jinnings, presented their report, which was read and accepted.

Resolved, that the report be adopted. Carried, viz:—

Resolved, that the Vice-President and Secretaries, appointed in the different States, be requested to use their exertions to form Phoenix Societies, similar to those in the City of New-York.

Resolved, that the next Convention be held on the second Monday in August, 1834. Reconsidered and lost.

Resolved, that a Committee of five persons be appointed to nominate the officers of the Conventional Board.

Resolved, that a Vice-President and Corresponding Secretary be appointed in tho different States.

(Signed) HENRY SIPKINs, LUKE LATHROP, ROBERT COWLEY.

The President appointed Messrs. Barnet, Hamilton, Sipkins, Wake, and Jinnings, a Committee to nominate officers for the Conventional Board.

Resolved, that the Convention proceed to the appointment of Vice-Presidents and Corresponding Secretaries in the different States. The following gentlemen were appointed:—

NEW YORK.

Thomas I. Jinnings, Vice-Pres., city—Henry Sipkins, Cor. Sec, city.

MASSACHUSETTS.

Rich. Johnson, Vice-Pres., New Bedford—J. G. Barbadoes, Cor. Sec., Boston.

RHODE ISLAND.

George C. Willis, Vice-President—Alfred Niger, Corresponding Secretary.

CONNECTICUT.

J. W. Creed, Vice-President—Luke Lathrop, Corresponding Secretary.

OHIO.

John Liverpool, Vice-President, with permission to appoint his own Secretary.

NEW JERSEY.

Leonard Scott, Vice-Pres., Trenton—Henry Ogden, Cor. Sec., Newark.

MARYLAND.

Rev. Samuel Eliott, Vice-Pres., Baltimore—R. Cowley, Cor. Sec., Baltimore.

DELAWARE.

Israel Jeffries, Vice-Pres., Wilmington—Pet. Hubbard, Cor. Sec., Wilmington.

PENNSYLVANIA.

John P. Burr, Vice-Pres., Philadelphia—Rob. Purvis, Cor. Sec., Philadelphia.

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