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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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The above report was accepted and taken up by sections for adoption. The merits of each section having been discussed and approved, the entire report was adopted; and by order of the house, the President appointed a committee to report upon each section as follows, viz. Messrs. Easton, Johnson and Spywood on the first; Messrs. Ogden, Easton and Hogarth on the second; Messrs. Barbadoes, Hinton and London on the third; Messrs. Eddy, Shadd and Blount on the fourth; Messrs. Whipper, Van Brackle, Easton, Johnson and Luca on the fifth. Adjourned to 3 o'clock, P. M.
The President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Perry. Messrs. Israel Lewis of Wilberforce, U. C.; Evan Williams of Port au Prince, Hayti; and Richard Voluntine of Cranbury, N. Y. were admitted honorary members of this Convention.
The heads of the several Delegations reported; and on motion of Mr. Robt. Jackson, the following persons, viz. Messrs. Nickens, Eddy and Drayton were appointed a committee to condense the reports.
Elizur Wright, Jun. Esq., was introduced and leave granted him to address the Convention. Arthur Tappan, Esq. was introduced to the Convention.
Mr. Hinton submitted a resolution to suspend the rule relative to the appointment of Delegates, in order to admit the Philadelphia Delegations to seats as members of the Convention. After some discussion on the propriety of the measure, the resolution was withdrawn. Adjourned to meet to-morrow, at 9 o'clock, A. M.
Thursday Morning, June 5.
The President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Eddy. The roll was called and the Minutes of the preceding session were read. A communication from Utica, N. Y. was received, bearing the signature of Messrs. Brown, Wycoff and
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