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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.

1847ON (2).2.pdf

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It had long been a matter of regret that there did not exist in Canada,any regularly organised Society, to which the individuals who escape from the slavery of the United States might look for assistance and for advice as to their future guidance. Such an Institution has become absolutely essential to the welfare of the coloured population. The friends of the long oppressed African race, residing in Canada, Great Britain, and the United Stales, are ever willing to assist those who escape from the land of bondage with aid to settle in their new abode, and to gain their bread by lawful industry. But in order that this may be done with confidence, it is necessary that the management and distribution should be placed under such, as would be able and faithful guardians of what was committed to them. The increasing number of the coloured population in Canada, has for several years attracted the attention of the philanthropists in Great Britain and the United States, and missions have been undertaken by various individuals to these countries, to procure assistance for them. With the money realized by one of these missions the settlement of Dawn, Sydenham, Western Canada, was formed several years ago. Large sums of money and quantities of clothing have since been received from Great Britain and the United States, but it is not known how they

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