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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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ART. IV. The officers of this Society shall consist of one President, four Vice Presidents, three Secretaries, (Foreign, Home and Recording,) a Treasurer, and a Board of Managers of seven persons.
ART. V. It shall be the duty of the Board to supervise and direct the action and operation of the Society, as well as its financial concerns.
Section 1st. All candidates for membership must apply to the Board of Directors, whose duty it shall be to admit all who subscribe to the principles contained in this Constitution.
ART. VI. Any member violating the principles set forth in this Constitution will be disqualified for membership, and shall be subject as the Board may direct.
ART. VII. The funds of this Society shall be appropriated to the diffusion of light on the subject advocated, and its Constitution may be altered from time to time, so as to keep pace with the great object of Moral Reform.
Signed on behalf of the officers of this Society.
JAMES FORTEN, Sen., President.
REUBEN RUBY, Maine. WALTER PROCTOR, Penn.
SAMUEL E. CORNISH, N. York. JACOB C, WHITE.
ROBERT PURVIS, Foreign Corresponding Secretary,
WILLIAM WHIPPER, Home Corresponding Secretary,
JAMES FORTEN, Jr., Recording Secretary.
BOARD OF MANAGERS—John P. Burr, Chairman, Rev. Morris Brown, John B. Roberts, Thomas Butler, F. A. Hinton, Joshua Brown; Stephen H. Gloucester, Secretary.
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