- A Brief Introduction to the Movement
- Colored Conventions and the Black Press
- The 1853 Manual Labor College Initiative
- Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
- Word Travels Fast: 1855 Philadelphia
- Henry Highland Garnet's "Address"
- What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay?
- Black Wealth and the 1843 Convention
- African American Women's Economic Power
- The First National Convention
- The "Conventions" of the Conventions: Political Rituals
- Conventions by City
- National Conventions
- Women Delegates
- Women in the Conventions
- Convention Hosts by Denomination
- Conventions by Level
- Clusters of Conventions
- Colored Conventions in Canada
- Delegate Search
- Women in the Conventions | March 8, 2017
- About Us
- Contact Us
Scripto | Transcribe Page
Proceedings for the North American Convention held in Toronto, Canada, 1851
This page has been marked complete.
- Type what you see in the pdf, even if it's misspelled or incorrect.
- Leave a blank line before each new paragraph.
- Type page numbers if they appear.
- Put unclear words in brackets, with a question mark, like: [[Pittsburg?]]
- Click "Save transcription" frequently!
- Include hyphens splitting words at the end of a line. Type the full word without the hyphen. If a hyphen appears at the end of a page, type the full word on the second page.
- Include indents, tabs, or extra spaces.
Current Saved Transcription [history]
TORONTO, THURSDAY, Sept. 11.
Pursuant to a Call, the convention assembled in the St. Lawrence Hall at the hours of 10 o'clock.
The House was call to order by Mr. J.T. Fisher, who moved the appointment of Mr. Henry Bibb as chairman, pro tem, and on motion of Mr. J.S. Cary, seconded by Mr. Thomas Smallwood, Mr. James D. Tinsley was appointed Secretary, pro tem.
On motion of J.T. Fisher, Seconded by D. Hollins, the Chair appointed a committee to nominate permanent officers, and the same committee to examine the credentials of delegates.
Moved by Jabez P. Campbell, seconded by JD Fisher that this committee consist of three persons, and that they report at two o'clock.
Committee, —James Thomas Fisher, Hiram Wilson, and Josiah Henson.
On motion of WH Harris, credentials were received from the following delegates:
Toronto—Thomas Smallwood, James D. Tinsley, John J. Carey, William H. Harrison, David Hollins, J.T. Fisher.
Niagara—Rev. F. Lacy, B. Hoyt, William Scott, Isaac Washington, D. Goodley, G. Moragn, G. Brackston.
Dawn—Josiah Henson, G. Carey, W.P. Newman, J. Wilson.
St. Catherines—L.P. Barton, J. Anderson, E.B. Dunlop, H. Grey, H. Wilson, Dr. Lawson.
Buffalo, US.—H.R. Thomas, P. Harris, B.F. Young, Rev. Jabez P. Campbell, J. Simpson, G. Weir, jun., J. McLean.
Burlington, Vermont, US.—J.T. Fisher.
Utica—Free Will baptist Mission—R. Cheney.
Montrose, PA—A.L. Post
Sandwich, OW.—H. Bibb, A. Smith, H. Brent.
Toledo, Ohio—H.F. Stanton.
Hamilton—F. Russel, J. Burns.
Norwich—J. Wagner, F. DeGroat.
Syracuse—J. Lisle, James Baker.
Albany—William H. Topp.
England—John Scoble, Esq.
Port Hope—Henry Grey.
Jamaica, WI.—Mr. Anderson
Pittsburg PA.—Dr. M.R. Delaney
Dover, CW.—Isaiah Clifford.
Moved by J.T. Fisher, that the Convention now hear the report of delegates, which was carried.
Moved by the Rev. J.P. Campbell, that the chair address the convention, and also state the object of the call.
On motion of Rev. H. Wilson, a business committee of five persons was appointed: the following persons were nominated by the chair to act in that capacity, and report at two o'clock: J.T. Fisher, Hiram Wilson, J.P. Campbell, George Carey, and B.F. Young.
On motion, the convention adjourned to meet at two o'clock.
Minutes of the forenoon session were read and approved.
The President announced the first business in order would be, to hear reports from committees.
The committee on Officers reported the following persons:
Vice-Presidents—J.C. Brown, Chatham, CW.; T. Smallwood, Toronto; H.F. Stanton, Toledo, Ohio.
Secretary—James D. Tinsley, Toronto.
Assistant Secretary—J.J. Carey.
On motion of Rev. H. Wilson, that the report be adopted: while this motion was pending, an amendment was offered by Mr. Scoble, seconded by Mr. Campbell, that Mr. J.C. Browns's name be stricken from the list as vice-president, and some respectable person be appointed in his stead; the subject of which was referred to a committee of seven, which made the following report:
You don't have permission to discuss this page.