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Proceedings for the North American Convention held in Toronto, Canada, 1851


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the Canadian provinces. You have the supreme right to legislate for their interest, and adopt measures for their advancement irrespective of any other association, so far as wisdom and prudence shall suggest. The organization that you shall establish cannot be auxiliary to any other similar association, but must be sovereign in carrying out its own object. And if other associations have been formed with the same or similar objects, it is to be hope if they are sincere in the cause, that they will immediately rank under the banners that you will unfurl at Toronto. When our people assemble in the majesty of such a noble convention, all portions of them should pay respect and deference to their actions, and all cliques, sections and parties should be hushed into silence, and their animosities should at once cease. And all other persons who may be friendly to our race, should remember a people understands their own wants best themselves, and are the most proper to conduct their own affairs in accordance with that sublime sentence!

"—hereditary bondsmen,

Know ye not who would be free, themselves must strike the blow!"

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