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Minutes of the Fifth Annual Convention for the Improvement of the Free People of Colour in the United States; Held by Adjournments, in the Wesley Church, Philadelphia; from the first to the fifth of June, inclusive; 1835.

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AGREEABLY to public notice, the delegates appointed to attend the Fifth Annual Convention met at Wesley church at 10 o'clock A. M. John P. Burr, President of the Conventional Board took his seat as chairman of the meeting, and Samuel Vanbrakle and Junius C. Morell, officiated as secretaries. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Edward Crosby of New York, and after some preliminary remarks by the chairman, it was on motion Resolved, That this meeting adjourn till 3 o'clock.

Monday afternoon, June 1, 3 o'clock.

The delegates again assembled, and the president of the Conventional Board called the house to order, and a prayer was offered up in behalf of the objects of the Convention, by the Rev. Stephen Smith. It was then on motion Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed to nominate officers for the Convention.

The committee reported as follows, which was unanimously adopted.

REUBEN RUBY, President,

James H. Fleet,

Nathan Johnson, } Vice Presidents,

John F. Cook, Secretary,

Samuel Van Brakle,

Henry Ogden, } Assistant Secretaries;

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