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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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The report of the Conventional Board, exhibiting the amount of receipts and expenditures during the year, was read and accepted.

Moved by T. L. Jinnings, seconded by R. F. Wake, that the thanks of the Convention he returned to the Conventional Board, for their services during the past year. Carried.

Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock.

Thursday Morning, June 13.

President in the Chair.

Prayer by Mr. Charles Mortimer. The roll having been called, and the minutes of the preceding session read, the Committee appointed to bring in a report of all unfinished business, presented their report, which was read, and disposed of in the course of the day.

Moved, that each delegation represented in this Convention, be a Committee, to form Temperance Societies in their respective places which they represent. Ordered to lie on the table.

Moved by John Peck, and seconded by Henry Ogden, that it be recommended to our people, to hold a monthly concert of prayer on the last Monday of every month, to supplicate the Supreme Ruler of the universe, for his blessing upon the efforts which are making, or may hereafter be made for the improvement of the condition of the people of colour. Adopted. Yeas 18, Nays 12.

The Committee on Colonization presented their report, which was read and adopted, viz:—


Report on African Colonization.

The committee consisting of one delegate from each State for the purpose of reporting the views and sentiments of the people of colour in their respective States, relative to the principles and operations of the American Colonization Society, respectfully beg leave to report:— That all the people of the States they represent, feel themselves aggrieved by its very existence, and speak their sentiments of disapprobation in language not to be misunderstood. The only exception to the rule is, those who are receiving an education, or preparing themselves for some profession, at the expense of the society.

Your committee, therefore, respectfully declare, that they have given the subject that serious consideration which its connexion with the interest of our people, and a proper respect for the opinions

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