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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 76.pdf

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ARTICLE XV. In all cases of appointment of either the Forei~n Mission, oi~ and the Nine Commissioners, or a Committee of either of the Depart-~ ments, the President shall have the right to nominate, but the Board in council must confirm the appointment. In the event of a nec being three times rejected, it shall be considered final; when a new candidate must be put in nomination, in all cases, however, a- simple majority is sufficient for confirmation. ARTICLE XVI. The Two Commissioners in each of the several States, shall b required to meet the National Board of Commissioiters in Council, at their annual meeting, on the twenty-fourth day of August in each~ year; and shall take cognizance of all matters of a domestic ot~ mu~ nicipal character, pertaining to their own State; especially oppress sive laws and other acts bearing on the colored, people; communi-~ cating the same to the Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Relations, who shall immediately lay the same before his Commit~ tee, to be presented to the Board or the Executive~ ARTICLE XVII. The Committees, each in their departments, shall be independ-. ent of the other; and no person may be a member of two commit- tees at one time; but the whole shall be a~iswerable to the Board of4 Commissioners and the Executive, for tlie~ir acts and doings. ARTiCLE XVIII. In the event of a failure to effect an official meeting on die part of either of the Committees, their doings shail be laid before the Pres- id~nt, who shall immediately call an Executive Council, for the consideration of such business, all of which shall subsequently be lai4 before ~he Board of Commissioners. ARTICLE XI~ The Board in council, may at any time call upon the President for any information or papers which he may possess, pertaining ei- ther to the Domestic, Financial or Foreign Relations, when he shall be required, at the earliest possible conveniency, to lay such before the Council. ARTICLE XX~ All ofilcial notjces pertaining to State interests, shall be sent- through the Committee on Domestic Relations to the Commission-c ers of that state, whose duty it shall be to take immediate action o the matter, according to the instructions of the Board.

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