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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 73.pdf

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NATIONAL BOARD OF COMMJSSIONERSY ARTICLE I. There shall be established a National BoaPi of Commissioners, onsisting of Nine persons, to be chosen from and located at the place where the President is to reside; who shall be knoW1~ as the Central Commissioners; five of whom shall constitute a quort~i to do business-~--and two additional members from each of the other States. ARTICLE IL The Officers of the ]Iloard shall consist tA~ a President, Vice Pres- ident, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and Special Foreign Secretary. ARTICLE IlL The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Atditor, and Special Foreign Secreta~y, shall constitUte the Executive Department of the Board, who shall transact any bttsiness of emergenCy, in all cases Where a quorum of the Board of Coramissioners canwt be ob- tained; provided always, that the doings be laid before a douncil of the BoaiA at the earliest opportunity. ARTICLE IV. Thd Board of Commissioners shall coii~l~t of three d~artments: Dom~stic~, Financial) ahd Foreign Relations. ARTICLE V. These Department~ shall be managed t~y three committees: Gem- initt~e on Domestie, Committee on Fiiiahcial, and Committee oh Fordi0U Relations. This organisation is inte~ide~ to be iega11~r incorporated, anci ~ this pamphlet is published, that end may be consummated.

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