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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 committee are of opinion that the preceding is included in the two communications before mentioned, but think that the utmost in our power should be done to sustain it, and therefore cheerfully recommend to our brethren, who may have girl children whom they wish to be well educated, to send them to her school.

Moved by J. G. Stewart, seconded by William Rich, that the Convention recommend to the free people of colour in the United States, the formation of free labour produce Societies, wherever it may be practicable, and that each delegate use the utmost exertions in his private capacity, in recommending to coloured capitalists, the establishment of stores on the principles above named. Carried.

Moved by Robert Purvis, seconded by John Peck, that this Convention highly approve of the indefatigable labours of Miss Lydia White, in her establishment of a free labour store, and that the patronage of all who feel an interest in promoting the cause of universal freedom, is cheerfully recommended to her store, No. 42 North Fourth-Street, in the city of Philadelphia. Carried unanimously.

The committee to prepare an address, presented the same, which was read and adopted. (See next page.)

Moved by W. Whipper, seconded by R. Purvis, that all the unfinished business of this Convention be referred to the Conventional Board, whose duty it shall be to complete the same. Carried.

Moved by F. A. Hinton, seconded by R. F. Wake, whereas the American Colonization Society, have recently elected the venerable general, La Fayette, and several of our distinguished citizens, their Vice-Presidents, for the purpose as appears to us of suppressing public sentiment, in opposition to their motives, by seeming to give the sanction and countenance of great names to their sinister plans and projects, and conceiving that such apparent approbation may not always be intended on the part of the individuals whose names are so used, or if intended, may be the result of imperfect or incorrect information in relation to the subject; Therefore,

Resolved, that our worthy and highly esteemed fellow-citizens, Mr. James Foster, of Philadelphia, and the Rev. Peter Williams, of the city of New-York, be requested to

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