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Proceedings of the National Convention of Colored People and Their Friends; held in Troy, NY; on the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th of October, 1847

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report the committee of Twenty-five: Alex Crummell, S: Myers, T. Van Rensselaer, L, Collins, F. Douglass.


New York—John C Spence, William S Baltimore, Littleton Becket, James H Henderson, Geo Haggimore, Peyton Harris, Chas B Ray, Alexander Crummell, Griffen Griffins, William H Topp, Stephen Woods, Lewis Jackson, John Harrisson, William Meads, Geo B Wilson, Eli N Hall, James Blair Webb, Abraham Caldwell, Jamcs McCunc Smith—19.

Massachusetts—Leonard Collins, James Mars, Stephen Smith, Martin Thomas, P I Schuyler, Thomas Thomas—6.

Pennsylvania—Z P Purnell—1. Total 26.


New York—Henry H Gamet, H W Johnson, John Lyles, Thos Van Renselaer, R H Johnson, M A Jackson, R D Kenny, Stephen Myers, Chas Van Hoosen,—9.

Massachusetts—Wm C Nell, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Weeden, Wm W. Brown, Henry Watson, Chas C Seth—6.

Connecticut—Amos G Beman—1.

Michigan—Lewis Hayden—1. Total, 17.

The Business Committee reported the following:

Moved, That a committee of Five be appointed to report on the propriety, the mode, and the places of holding Annual National Conventions of the Colored People and their friends of these United States; amended by adding two in addition, and adopted by appointing R. D. Kenny, Benj. Weeden, Mass, L. Hayden, J. W. C. Pennington, Conn., F. Douglass, O,—Henderson, N. Y.,—Hyers, N, J.

W. W. Brown moved that a committee of three be appointed to nominate persons to speak in the evening at Morris Hall, viz: S. Myers, Weeden, John son, who subsequently reported the following; Henry Highland Garnet, Fred. Douglass, Thos Van Rensselaer, A, G Beman, Alex. Crummell, J. W. C. Pennington. Adjourned to 7 o'clock, P. M.


Per announcement, a large audience assembled at Morris Hall. Commenced by singing the "Fugitive," Prayer by Leonard Collins. The Chairman invited attention to H. H. Garnet, who read an eloquent and impressive address to the Slaves of the United States. He was followed by other speakers, viz: A. G. Beman, Fred. Douglass and Alex. Crummell, whose several speeches were received with enthusiastic admiration.

W. W. Brown of the Finance Committee made an appeal and obtained a contribution.

Alex. Crummell moved the acceptance of the committee of Twenty-five on the "College," which motion was carried, viz: Troy—William Rich, Albany—

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