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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
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morning session at half-past 9, A. M., and close at half-past 12, P. M., and re-open at half-past 2, precisely.
Mr. Campbell, of Canada, made a speech in behalf of his country.
Mr. Reynolds, of Ohio, also addressed the Convention, and Mr. E. P. Walker, of Toledo, Ohio, made some pithy remarks.
The Convention then adjourned.
Second Day's Proceedings.
FRIDAY MORNING, August 25, 1854.
The Convention assembled immediately after the close of a Secret Session, which had been held for one hour in the Vestry of the Church.
Rev. W. C. Munroe, President, in the Chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. E. Hart, of Pa.
The minutes of the previous Session being read, and no objection being offered, they stood affirmed.
Dr. Delany moved that the roll be now called, and that each male Delegate should come forward and pay the sum of $1, to defray the general expenses of the Convention,
Rev. A. R. Green, moved an amendment that when the proceedings of this Convention shall be published, copies of the same shall be mailed to those who contribute to these expenses. The amendment was put and carried.
A further amendment was adopted, by which the Ladies, as Delegates were invited to contribute whatever they be disposed.
The original motion, as modified by these amendments, was adopted unanimously.
The roll of names was called, and the contributions paid.
A report on the Political Destiny of the Colored Race, on the American Continent, was presented by Dr. Delany, from the Business Committee, which was read in part to the hour of adjournment.
AFTERNOON SESSION, 2 1/2 o'clock, P. M.
The minutes of the morning session being read and approved, the reading of the State Paper was next in order, which was continued by Dr. Delany, till the middle of the afternoon, during which
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