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Minutes of the National Convention of Colored Citizens; Held at Buffalo; on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th of August, 1843; for the purpose of considering their moral and political condition as American citizens.

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Wednesday, August 16th, 1843.

Morning Session.—The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, The President in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. James N. Gloucester, of New York. The Convention then united in singing a liberty song. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and after some slight corrections, approved.

The committee on business reported a series of resolutions numbered 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. The report was accepted and laid upon the table, to be called up in course.

The Committee on the roll submitted the following list of delegates, which was, on motion, accepted:



F. Piere.


C. L. Remond, Salem. Fred. Douglass, Boston,


A. G. Beman, N. Haven. W. W. Matthews, do.


Theo. S. Wright, N. Y. City, Charles B. Ray, do. James N. Gloucester, do. J. H. Townsend, Albany. Wm. P. McIntire, do, H. H. Garnit, Troy, John Wendall, Schenectady, T. Woodson, Utica. B. S. Anderson, do. James Fountain, do. James W. Duffin, Geneva. Jason Jeffrey, d o. Noah Palk, do. H. W. Johnson, Canandagua, James Sharpe, Rochester, Ralph Francis, do, J. P. Morris, do. R. H. Johnson, do, Wm. Sanders, do, David Wycoff, do. Harrison Powell, do. James P. Jackson, do. John Granbia, Phelps. Wm. Johnson, Batavia. A. Peek, Brockport. Albert Outley, Lockport. Sampson Talbot, do. K. B. Dunlap, Niagara Falls, J. F. Platt, Penn Yan. Uriah Lett, do. George Weir, Buffalo. Wm. Hall, do. W. W. Brown, do. Abner H. Francis, do. S. H. Davis, do. Jermin W. Loguen, Bath,


J. H. Malvin, Cleveland. H. Robinson, do. David Lewis, Toledo. David Jenkins, Columbus. J. M. Cordozer, do. A. M. Sumner, Cincinnati. W. H. Yancy, do. Wm. Watson, do.


R. Banks, Detroit. W. C. Munro, do. Robert Allen, do. Henry Jackson, do. G. W. Tucker, do.


Nimrod W. Jones, Chicago.


Luke Dod.


Thomas Pollock, Raleigh.


Joseph Roxbury, Augusta.

Resolution No. I, previously reported by the committee was called up and read. Frederic Douglass proposed to amend it by inserting

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