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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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On motion of Mr. Brewer, Resolved, that a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a Manual Labour School for the education of Coloured Youth, and for their instruction in the agricultural and mechanic arts, at some central point in the middle States, and that said committee make a report to this Convention. Laid on the table for further consideration.

On motion of Mr. Pennington, Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed by the chair, to lay before this Convention such business as may be necessary for them to act upon, and that they report as soon as possible. Messrs. Pennington, Thompson, Van Brackle, Easton and Remond, were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Peck, Resolved, that this Convention adjourn on Friday next.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, Resolved, that Mr. Peck's motion be laid on the table until Friday next.

On motion of Mr. Brewer, Resolved, that the Conventional Board report to-morrow morning.

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

Wednesday Morning, June 4.

The President in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Drayton.

The roll was called and the minutes of the preceding session were read.

On motion of Mr. Barbadoes, Resolved, that a committee be appointed to make the necessary arrangements for publishing the minutes of the Convention, as speedily as possible.

On motion of Mr. Peck, Resolved, that the President appoint a committee of three to be associated with the Secretary as a publishing committee. The following persons were accordingly appointed, viz: Messrs. Hamilton, Barbadoes and Jackson.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, Resolved that a committee consisting of one Delegate from each State be appointed by the President, to take measures for holding a public meeting on Monday or Tuesday evening, as my be most convenient, for the purpose of hearing statements from the several Delegations, as to the general state of our cause throughout the

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