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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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A communication from our distinguished friend, Benjamin Lundy, being received, on motion, it was resolved that the same be read, which by request was done by Mr. Lewis.
On motion of William Hamilton, seconded by David Ruggles, resolved that Mr. Evan Lewis be requested to have the communication of Benjamln Lundy to this Convention, printed in the "Genius of Universal Emancipation."
On motion of S. H. Gloucester, seconded by Wm. Hamilton, It was resolved, that the thanks of the Convention be returned to Mr. Evan Lewis; for reading the communication, and for his able address delivered before the Convention.
Moved by R. F. Wake, seconded by James Barnett, that inasmuch as it is in contemplation, as soon as possible to establish Manual Labour Schools, in different sections of the country, viz: in Pennsylvania, New-York, and New England. We, the delegates of the free people of colour, assembled in Convention in the city of Philadelphia, do earnestly recommend them to the notice of the liberal, the philanthropic, and all who are friendly to the cause of the general improvement of our hitherto much neglected and oppressed race, to contribute in aid of the object in view, to the general agents that may be employed for that purpose. Carried.
Resolved, that the Convention require of the Conventional Board, that as soon as the Minutes of this Convention shall have been printed, that they shall distribute to each delegation 50 copies gratis, if required, and for all over they shall exact the sum of one dollar and fifty cents per hundred. Carried.
On motion of William Whipper, seconded by Robert Purvis, It was resolved that this Convention recommend to our people generally, to give all the support in their power to such papers as advocate the cause of our people, that are now in general circulation, such as "The Genius of Universal Emancipation,"—"The Liberator,"—"Emancipator," "Genius of Temperance,"—" Abolitionist," &c.
Mr. David Ruggles, according to leave, presented a preamble and resolution, relative to the High School recently established by Miss Prudence Crandall, which was read.
Resolved, that the preamble and resolution be handed to the committee of revision, for their decision. Carried.
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