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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 24.pdf

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erality and kindness towards the members of this Convention, during their stay in this pleasant city.

18. Resolved, That the foreign convict and pauper now in New York, from the chain-gang at Botany Bay, who has intruded himself into this country as a hireling pimp, for the fixed purpose of debasing and prostituting native Americans—the same outlaw who hopes for a "Plantation well stocked with healthy negroes in Alabama," and urges that the free citizens of Massachusetts should have been "hung on gallows higher than the steeple, and "shot down like dogs," calling them rebels for daring in their own country to defend liberty—is a debauch so abandoned, a ruffian so lost even to a sense of his own irretrievable depravity, that we can only be reconciled to the anomaly by the consideration, that the miserable being is an agent of that old strumpet, the Whore of Babylon, Slavery; and as such, should be regarded and treated by the silent contempt of all enlightened civilization.

19. Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to the officers, for the able and impartial manner in which they have discharged the respective duties of their office.

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