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Proceedings of the Colored National Convention, held in Franklin Hall, Sixth Street, Below Arch, Philadelphia, October 16th, 17th and 18th, 1855.

1855PA 23.pdf

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Working at their Trades.

Blacksmiths 10; House Carpenters 10 ; Boot and Shoemakers 4 ; Dressmakers 12 ; Tailors 6 ; Masons and Plasterers 8 ; Milliners 3 ; Painters 4 ; Turners 2 ; Tin Plate Workers 2 ; Caulkers 10 ; Sailmakers 2 ; Soap and Candlemaker 1 ; Clergymen 8 ; Doctors 2 ; Musicians 27 ; Teachers 4 ;—Total 105.

Not working at their Trades, &c.

Blacksmiths 7 ; House Carpenters 9 ; Engineers 4 ; Machinists 4 ; Whitesmiths 3 ; Cabinetmakers 7 ; Dressmakers 16 ; Tailors 7 ; Masons and Plasterers 9 ; Painters 6 ; Caulkers 10 ; Sailmakers 4 ; Ship Builders 3 ; Tin Plate Workers 6 ; Artists 3 ;—Total 98.

Your Committee believe that the result of the Conversational gatherings in the different localities, will result in effecting immediate needful action in the several communities where our people are found.

All of which is respectfully submitted.


On motion, the report was adopted.

On motion, Rev. Sampson White, of Washington, D. C., was admitted a corresponding member.

Rev. Stephen Smith then presented a memorial from the citizens of San Francisco, Cal., which was referred to the Business Committee.

Rev. Charles Birch and Mr. Fuller, of Conn., and Mr. Martin, of Ohio, were elected corresponding members.

Mr. Robert Purvis, of Pa., then said, that he desired to present three resolutions concerning Passmore Williamson. A motion was then made to suspend the rules so as to admit the resolutions. This motion occasioned some debate, and was finally lost.

The Business Committee then offered the following resolutions:

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