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Proceedings of the National Emigration Convention of Colored People Held at Cleveland, Ohio, On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The 24th, 25th, and 26th of August, 1854
1854 Cleveland OH State Convention 9.pdf
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL EMIGRATION CONVENTION.
First Day's Proceedings.
THURSDAY MORNING, August 24, 1854.
The National Emigration Convention assembled in the Congregational Church, on Prospect street. The Convention was called to order by Elder W. C. Munroe, of Michigan, by calling Dr. Martin R Delany, of Penna., to the Chair, and Charles W. Nighten, of Penna., and Wm. M. Lambert, of Michigan, Secretaries.
Prayer—by Elder W. C. Munroe.
On motion, the Call for the Convention was read by Wm. M. Lambert, and a Committee on Credentials was appointed, consisting of the following Delegates:
Rev. William Webb, of Pennsylvania,
J. Theodore Holly, of New York,
Rev. A. R. Green, of Ohio,
H. F. Douglass, of Louisiana.
Wm. M. Lambert, of Michigan.
On motion of Rev. A. R. Green, W. D. Goff, of Ohio, was appointed Assistant Secretary, in place of Wm. M. Lambert, who was transferred to the committee on Credentials.
The Committee on Credentials retired to the Vestry Room and each state was called on in geographical order for their credentials.
During the absence of the Committee on Credentials, Mr. Sorrel, of Penna., addressed the Convention, in some forcible and practical remarks. He was followed by Mr. Bruce, of the same State.
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