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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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Resolved, That when this Convention adjourn, it adjourn to meet in the city of New York, on the first Monday in June, 1836.
On motion of R. Purvis, seconded by W. Whipper, it was
Resolved, That we do most heartily welcome that distinguished philanthropist and friend of the human race, Mr. George Thompson, to our shores, and most ardently desire that the blessing of Heaven may crown his illustrious mission to this country.
On motion of W. Whipper, seconded by S. Smith, it was Resolved, that the free people of colour are requested by this convention, to petition those state legislatures that have adopted the Colonization Society, to abolish it.
The hour of six having arrived, the convention was prolonged by motion to half past six o'clock.
On motion of W. Whipper, seconded by R. Purvis, it was
Resolved, That we regard with heartfelt admiration, the high and holy stand taken by many ministers of the Gospel and Christian churches, in favour of Immediate Emancipation, and do sincerely request our colored churches, to exert themselves equally to promote the cause of Moral Reform.
On motion of Mr. Clark, seconded by Mr. Purvis, it was
Resolved, As we have been informed that sugar is manufactured in France, from the beet root, therefore be it Resolved, That we recommend to our people the practicability of making an effort some where in this state, to produce sugar from that root, and if successful, to report to the next convention, the result of their efforts.
On motion of F. C. Lippins, seconded by S. Smith,
Resolved, That this Convention appoint a committee of five, to nominate officers for the government of the American Moral Reform Society, instituted by this Convention.
Which motion was under consideration when the meeting adjourned.
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