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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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The committee to consider the claims of such papers as are devoted to the cause of human rights, in this country, do respectfully report that they have duly considered the importance of the subject, referred to them. Your committee believe that it is only through the instrumentality of that most potent reformer of public sentiment the public press, that any certain, speedy and radical change will be effected in the moral and political relation which we, as a people, hold in this country. And we beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following resolution.
Resolved, That this Convention deem it obligatory upon every Christian, philanthropist, and patriot, of whatever hue or condition, to give his aid and support to those presses devoted to the great and holy cause of human rights.
Robert Purvis, } James H. Fleet, }Committee. Frederick A. Hinton.}
A communication was then read by the secretary of the convention, from the Baltimore Phoenix Society, which on motion of Mr. Morell, was referred to a select committee of three; whereupon Messrs. Whipper, Van Brakle and Price were chosen, to report on Friday afternoon next.
It was moved by J.P.B. Eddy, seconded by Joshua Woodlin,
Resolved, That this convention when assembled shall have power to elect any abolitionist as an honorary member in the convention, being from any city or place where there are no delegates to represent the colored people.
Mr. Shipley and Mr. Buffum were introduced, and admitted as honorary members in this convention.
On motion of Mr. Ogden, seconded by R. Purvis, it was
Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to correspond with gentlemen in Liberia, and endeavour to ascertain the situation of those of our brethren who may have considered themselves deluded by the American Colonization Society, with a request that they publish their correspondence from time to time.
Messrs. Purvis and Hinton were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Van Brakle, seconded by Mr. Johnson, it was unanimously
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Ogden be, and is hereby requested to act as an assistant secretary to this convention.
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