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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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Mr. Manuel, Vice-President, Portland—Rhuben Rhuben, Cor. Sec., Portland.


Arthur Waring, Vice-President—John Cook, Corresponding Secretary.

Moved by John Peck, and seconded by Richard Johnson, that the Convention adjourn (sine die) to-morrow, Thursday, afternoon. Carried.

Moved by John Peck, and seconded by Charles Mortimer, that the Convention requests our friends and the people of colour in general, to take such means and measures as may in their wisdom seem most expedient to collect money, to be forwarded to the President of the Conventional Board, in order to form a general Conventional fund, to be applied as the Convention shall deem most beneficial. Approved.

On motion of William Hamilton, seconded by Henry Sipkins, it was resolved, that a committee of five be appointed to bring in a report of all unfinished business, and the same to be acted on to-morrow morning. T. L. Jinnings, William Rich, William Hamilton, W. D. Jenkins, and John Rich, were appointed.

Moved by T. L. Jinnings, seconded by James Barnett, that the Convention prescribe the form in which the reports of the different delegations shall be made, respecting the situation of their different sections of country, and that the same be attached to the printed minutes, arranged under the proper heads to be reported on. Carried.

The following form was adopted, agreeably to the request of the Convention of free people of colour of the United States.

We, the delegates of the town of in the county of and state of respectfully report, that there is in the said town, city, or county,

" Inhabitants of Colour,

" Churches,

" Day Schools,

" Sabbath Schools,

" Scholars,

" Temperance Societies,

" Benevolent Societies,

" Mechanics,

" Store Keepers, &c.

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