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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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been called and the Minutes of the last session read, the annual report of the Conventional Board was read and accepted.
The Board beg leave to Report, that they formed on the 28th of June last past, and perceiving that they were then wholly without funds, and that the funds expected to be received would not be sufficient to pay the current expenses of the year, they thought it necessary to devise some plan by which they might be increased. Having received a letter from the Rev. Charles Gardner, tendering his services to preach a discourse on the fourth of July, they accepted his services, and procured Zion Church at which place the address of the Convention to the people colour, with the Minutes of a former year were distributed. A collection was taken up amounting to $25. The Board likewise obtained Bethel Church, in September and again distributed addresses and Minutes, and collected about $7. After the necessary expenses of these meetings were paid, a balance of about $16 in favour of the Board was left.
The Board would report, that for the Minutes of the last Convention, there have been no returns of moneys whatever, except from the city of New-York; from which city they received for five hundred copies $9 33; they likewise report that agreeably to the book of the last treasurer, Mr. Hinton there was a balance in his hands of $133 38 of which sum he remitted $88 34; stating at the same time that he retained moneys in his hands for the payment of room-hire, for the use of the Conventional Board.
The Board take pleasure in stating, that Mr. Downing and Mr. Frazer, cheerfully accommodated their sessions, and furnished refreshments to them without charge.
The Board would now lay before you their treasurer's account, hoping' you will find it satisfactory; likewise the Minutes of the Conventional Board; any explanation which may be wanted, will be given by their chairman.
Signed on behalf of the Board,
WM. HAMILTON, President.
JAMES FIELDS, Secretary.
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