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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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William H.Topp, Stephen Myers, Moses Jackson. New York—William A. Tyson, Charles L. Reason, James McCune Smith, George T. Downing, John J. Zuille, Albro Lyons, Samuel E. Cornish, Charles B. Ray, Alexander Crummell, Patrick H. Reason, N. B. Vidal, Christopher Rush, E. V. Clark. Philadelphia—Joseph Cassey, William Douglass, James J. G. Bias, Stephen Smith.
Adjourned to 9 o'clock, Friday, A. M.
FRIDAY MORNING, Oct. 8th, 1847.
Convention called to order by the President. Prayer by A. G. Beman. Proceedings of last meeting were read and approved.
J. W. C. Pennington and Chas. Seth, urged the presentation of the report on Commerce.
H. H. Garnet moved that the Committee on Commerce now report, and that at 11 o'clock, A. M., the Committee on Convention submit their report—adopted.
J. W. C. Pennington, from the Committee on Commerce, reported, and spoke explanatory of objects therein suggested. Lewis Hayden moved acceptance—carried.
Here the President vacated his seat in favor of J. W. C. Pennington, Vice President whereupon a vote of thanks, &c., was passed.
A. G. Beman moved to appoint a Committee of five, to report as suggested in the resolutions of Committee on Commerce—carried.
R. D, Kenney gave some commercial statistics, and the above Committee was augmented as follows, viz: 1. J. W. C. Pennington, Nathan Johnson, Peyton Harris, W. C. Nell, R. D. Kenny, M. A. Jackson, A. G. Beman, Thos. Van Rensselaer, A, M. Sumner, H. H. Garnet, Alex. Thuey, Robert Barks.
Thomas Van Rensselaer called for the Report on Agriculture, which, with several Resolutions, was submitted by C. B. Ray for the Committee, and on motion was accepted.
S, Myers, from the Committee on Temperance, submitted the following as their Report: Resolved, That the subject of Temperance be referred to the Convention which is to be held at Great Barrington, July 7th, 1848, which was accepted.
R. D. Kenny, from Committee on Convention, reported Cleveland, Ohio, or Newark, N. J. Benj. Weeden moved that Newark be designated, which motion was discussed for and against by Stephen Myers, H. H. Garnet, R. D. Kenny, F. Douglass, Alex. Crummell and T. Van Rensselaer. R. H. Johnson moved that Rochester be substituted as an amendment. Several members claimed the floor, and calls for question were made. Leonard Collins obtained the right to speak, and moved PITSSBURGH as an amendment to the amendment. The vote was called for on the previous question, and resulted in the call for the amendment, Rochester, which was decided by Yeas, 12, Nays, 29—lost.
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