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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 77.pdf

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ARTICLE XXI. The Nine, ud Two other Commissioners from each State, shall ~e appo,inted by this Convention, from the States here represented; who shall immediately proceed to elect their officers. But the mem- hers from the States which are not here represented, shall be cho- son by th~ Board of Commissioners in council, after their organiza- tion; all of whom shall hold their office for three years, or until succeeded by others, appointed by a Conveitionheldon the basis of the Cleveland Platform, and prir~ciples of a~B{ack Nationality. ARTICLE XXII. I The Stated Councils of this Board shall be held on the first Fri. / day in each month, and the quarterly Cbun6ils on; the fir~t Frida~( in April, June~ November and December.. ARTICLE XXIII. The Board shall have power to fill all vacancies in their oxvi/o- dy, the nomination having been jrrgsehted by tW~ Pi~sid?nt at east one month prandvious to the time of confirmation. ~T1his has refe~ence~, to the Cential body of the Bandard, thoseintlie dThevent States ~being regulated 4ucoidino~ to the time that the nominati6n is sen/in ;a month also being allowed from the time which such nomin4tion is recieved by the President. ARTICLE XXIV. This Constitution may b~ altered or amended, by a Convention such as referred to in Art NIX provided that notice has been given~ of such intended alteration, at least one year previously by a regu- larly organized Convention, held under the auspices of the Cleve- land Platform, agreeing in principles and sentiments with this Con- vention.

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