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Minutes of the Fourth Annual Convention for the Improvement of the Free People of Colour, in the United States; held by adjournments in the Asbury Church, New York, from the 2nd to the 12th of June, inclusive, 1834.
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John Peck, Frederick A. Hinton, Samuel C. Hutchins. Columbia. Stephen Smith, Joshua P.B. Eddy. William Brewer, Wilkesbarre. West Chester. Abraham D. Shadd, Eli Johnson, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph Pierce. Samuel Van Brackle, Chester. Henry C. Sippins, Easton. City of Philadelphia. William Whipper, Thomas Butler, James Bird, Peter Gardner.
Baltimore, Theodore J.B. London.
Cincinnati, Owen T.B. Nicken.
On motion of Mr. Sipkins, Resolved, that a committee of seven be appointed by the President to nominate officers of the Convention, whereupon the following persons were appointed that committee, viz: Mr. Smith, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Jackson, of New-York; Mr. Hogarth, of New-York; Mr. Francis, of Trenton; Mr. Hughes, of New-York; Mr. Van Brackle, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Peck, of Pennsylvania.
The Convention then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock on Tuesday A.M.
Tuesday Morning, June 3.
The Convention met as per adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Perry. The Secretary pro. tem. being unavoidably absent, Mr. Ogden, of New-Jersey, was requested to fill his place.
The nominating committee being called upon to report, on motion of Mr. Brewer, Resolved, that three persons be appointed inspectors of the election. The President accordingly appointed Messrs. Henry C. Thompson, James Cornish and Thomas Butler, inspectors.
The committee of inspection reported the following gentlemen, as being duly elected officers of the convention, viz:
HENRY SIPKINS, President
WILLIAM HAMILTON, SEN., 1st Vice do.
JOHN D. CLOSSON, 2d do.
BENJAMIN F. HUGHES, Secretary.
ABNER H. FRANCIS, Assistant do.
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