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Report of the proceedings of the Colored National Convention held at Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 6, 1848.
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REPORT OF THE
"Liberty — Equality — Fraternity," the slaveocrat must have trembled.
Friday, 9 o'clock A. M. Fifth Session.
Convention was called to order by Vice-President Jones, of Illinois. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Kenyon, of Cleveland.
The 13th Resolution was then taken up. Messrs. Francis, of N. Y, Brown and Jenkins, of Ohio, and Lightfoot, of Mich., spoke in its favor. C. H. Langston thought the 8th and 13th Resolutions conflicted, and was opposed to this Convention's saying that the Buffalo Convention had for its object entire equality. He was in favor of the new movement, but would not be so inconsistent as to pass this while the other was on the records. The 13th, on motion, was laid on the table, for the sake of rescinding the 8th. The 8th was rescinded, and the 13th again taken up. After remarks by many gentlemen, the Committee on the Address reported that they had met, and each had proposed a written abstract of what such an address should be, and that the Committee had appointed one of their number from the various abstracts to put together an address. F. Douglass here read the substance of the different abstracts, that the Convention might know the substance of the address. The action of the Committee was approved.
M. R. Delany here proposed a substitute for the 8th Resolution, as follows:
Resolved, That we recommend to our brethren throughout the several States, to support such persons and parties alone as have a tendency to enhance the liberty of the colored people of the United States.
This substitute was adopted, and on motion the 13th Resolution was adopted also.
William H. Day, Frederick Douglass, John Lyle, Sabram Cox, Richard Copeland, and W. B. Depp, asked permission to enter their dissent from the vote endorsing the 13th Resolution on the minutes.
The 14th resolution was so amended as to read, "to obtain their liberty," instead of the words, "effecting their escape," as it was thought that the slave might need to use some other means for liberty than running away.
Resolution 16 adopted. The 17th Resolution was read, when F. Douglass took the floor in opposition to the preamble, inasmuch as it intimated that slavery could not be abolished by moral means alone. Henry Bibb sustained the preamble and resolutions at length. Frederick Douglass replied.
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