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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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Conventional Board, in account with Jno. Robertson, Treasurer.
To Sundries paid for Books, Stationary, copying Minutes, &c... $136 18 3/4
Balance in the Treasurer's hands to date... 148 36 3/4
$248 55 1/2
By Sundries received to date $284... 55 1/2
$284 55 1/2
Mr. Van Brackle, resumed at great length his speech on the appointment of a committee on abolition. On the question being submitted to the house, it was decided in the affirmative ; and Messrs. Barbadoes, Merriman, Hogarth, Bird, Drayton, London and Spywood, appointed as a committee to report resolutions proper to be adopted on the subject.
Dr. Atlec, the elder, of Philadelphia, was introduced by the President, and addressed the Convention ; expressing the high gratification afforded him by the interview, and the orderly manner of conducting the deliberations.
The report of the Corresponding Secretary, was read and accepted.
The committee appointed to consider the claims of the Liberator, &c., made the following report, which was adopted.
The committee appointed to consider the claims of the Liberator, and to point out the best method of sustaining its influence; and also, to notice all such papers as are pledged to our cause, beg leave to report to this Convention, that the Liberator demands our special regard.
We acknowledge that that periodical has been too much neglected, and therefore would recommend the following resolutions viz. That this Convention request all auxiliary societies connected with this Convention, to pay strict attention to the patronage and circulation of the Liberator, the Emancipator, and all other papers pledged to our interest. And, that
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