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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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writing concerning themselves ; and especially to remove the title of African from their institutions, the marbles of churches &c.

Which motion was under consideration when the Convention adjourned.

Friday afternoon, June 5th, 1835.

Prayer by the chaplain, President in the chair; roll called; minutes of previous meeting read.

William Whipper's resolution in relation to us, using the words "colored" and "Africans," was called up, and after an animated and interesting discussion, it was unanimously adopted.

On motion of J. F. Cook, seconded by Robert Purvis, it was unanimously Resolved, that each delegation in this Convention be a committee to promote the objects of the American Moral Reform Society, in their respective communities.

On motion of William Whipper, seconded by Robert Purvis, it was Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed to nominate the Conventional Board.

Messrs. Hardenberger, Downing, Whipper, Morell and Purvis were chosen.

On motion of Henry Ogden, seconded by John D. Closson, it was Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the colored schools of Philadelphia, for their liberal donation and praise-worthy exertions for the encouragement of our schools.

The committee appointed to nominate a Conventional Board, report the following, which was adopted :

WILLIAM HAMILTON, President.

SAMUEL HARDENBERGER, Vice-President.

Thomas L. Jennings, Rec. Secretary.

Henry Lippins, Cor. Secretary.

Thomas Downing, Treasurer.

Committee--James R. Hicks, Theo. S. Wright, Leaven Williams, Philip A. Bell, John Robertson, Samuel E. Cornish and Christopher Rush.

On motion of Mr. Hinton, Resolved, that the Declaration of Sentiment be printed with the minutes of this Convention. Carried.

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