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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 16.pdf
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and that they be instructed to select them in one location in each State, which was supported and carried.
Pittsburgh, Pa., having been decided on as the location for the head of the Board, the following persons were nominated by the Pennsylvania delegation, and unanimously confirmed by the Convention.
Dr. Martin R. Delany, Alfred H. Johns,
Rev. Win. Webb, Edward R. Parker,
Thomas A. Brown, Samuel Bruce,
Charles W. Nighten, Parker Sorrel,
Wm. C. Munroe, Wm. Lambert,
Conaway Barber, W.H. Gibson.
Rev. A. R, Green, Philip Toliver, Jr.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jorden B. Noble, Rev. John Garrow.
Elder Peter A. H. Lowery, Charles Barrat.
St. Louis, Missouri.
Rev. Richard Anderson, Rev. Jorden Brown,
Essex County, Canada.
Rev. Wm. Ruth, Colchester, George Cary, Dresden, Corresponding members of the Board.
After some highly interesting remarks from Rev. Mr. Brooks, of Kentucky, formerly a soldier under Gen. Jackson, at the battle of New Orleans, the evidence of which he bore in numerous scars, which he exhibited upon his person, according to the order of business, the Resolutions were taken up, all of which, after being duly moved, seconded, and, in many instances, discussed and corrected, were adopted; Preamble and Resolution 9th being moved by Madam Lauretta Smith, and seconded by Miss Amelia A. Freeman, both of Pennsylvania.
The members of the Board of National Commissioners appointed by the Convention, were notified to meet immediately in the Session
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