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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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JAMES HINER, Vice-President

ROBERT COOLEY, Corresponding Secretary.


ISRAEL JEFFRIES, Vice-President.

PETER HUBBARD, Corresponding Secretary.


ARTHUR WARING, Vice-President.

JNO. COOK, Corresponding Secretary.


JNO. LIVERPOOL, Vice-President.

OWEN T. B NICKEN, Corresponding Secretary.

On motion of Mr. Whipper, seconded by Mr. Jackson,

Resolved, That this convention again earnestly recommend the subject of Temperance to our people generally on the principle of total abstinence.

On motion of Mr. Jackson, seconded by Mr. Easton,

Resolved, That this Convention earnestly recommend to all its constituents their abstinence, as much as possible, from goods contaminated with the blood and tears of the slave.

On motion of Mr. Barbadoes, seconded by Mr. Scarlett,

Resolved, That this Convention duly appreciate the magnanimity of the British Public, and the Anti-Slavery Societies of Great Britain in the missions of Messrs. Stewart and Thompson, advocates of our cause. And that the unanimous thanks of this Convention be presented through Mr. Charles Stewart, whom we welcome to these shores as a messenger of truth, benevolence and philanthropy ; and whom we recognize as our friend and brother.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the President for the patient and impartial manner in which he has presided at this Convention.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the Vice-Presidents for their assistance given to the President in maintaining order.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the Secretaries, for the able manner in which they have performed the duties of their office.

Resolved, that this Convention adjourn, and that another Convention be summoned to meet in the City of Philadelphia on the first Monday in June 1835. The Rev. Mr. Todd then addressed the Convention and concluded with Prayer.


B. F. HUGHES, Secretary.

ABNER H. FRANCIS, Asst. Secretary.

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