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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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Society, whether under any consideration, and especially in view of our institutions, they have a right to continue our adherence to the project of our colonization.

Thirdly, That the free people of colour in all places, where it may he practicable, are advised to prepare memorials, to be signed by every citizen of their respective regions, who entertain sentiments of opposition; and to be sent to the Colonization Society at their next annual meeting, most respectfully requesting them to erase the words, free people of colour, with their consent, from the constitution.

Resolved, that 3000 copies of/the Minutes of this Convention be printed, and that each Delegation be furnished with 50 copies thereof.

On motion of Mr. Jackson, seconded by Mr. Ogden Resolved, that committees be appointed to correspond with persons residing at Liberia; to use every means for ascertaining the true situation of our brethren there colonized, how many are desirous to return to this country, but are prevented for want of means; and that this committee be authorized to publish from time to time the results of their correspondence.

Resolved, that a committee of Five be appointed, to appoint committees to carry into effect the above resolution. Messrs. Hamilton, Gardner, Remond, Easton and London were accordingly appointed.

Resolved, that a standing committee of Five be appointed for the city of New-York, to conduct the correspondence with Liberia, viz. Messrs. Vogelsang, Cornish, Williams, Hughes and Downing.

Resolved, that the Committees of correspondence are directed to report to the next Annual Convention, the measures proper to be adopted for the relief of the sufferers at Liberia: and whether supplies of provisions should be furnished them, or whether means should be raised to aid them in returning to their own country.

On motion of Mr. Francis, seconded by Mr. Barbadoes, Resolved, that an extract from the Minutes on the subject of processions, be published three times in three of the leading Daily and other papers in the city of New-York; and that

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