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

1847ON (2).3.pdf

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have been disposed of. Whether there has been faithful management or not, the mass of the coloured population, for whose behoof these collections were made, are generally dissatisfied, as no satisfactory account of these transactions had ever been published.

The first step taken to bring these interests into a regular business-like form, was the organization of a Society some months ago, entitled "THE BRITISH AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY." Its head quarters are at Toronto, but it is intended that it shall have branches aIl over the Province. This Society has met with the approbation of the coloured population of Toronto, and of many other friends. But something more than this was required to raise up a central power, to which the self-emancipated slave might look for protection and assistance—the distressed meet with sympathy and support in the hour of need—the interests of the coloured population be promoted, and their persons protected by prompt appeals to the justice of British law. With a view to carry out these important objects, it was deemed advisable to hold a General Convention of the coloured population of the Province. On the 7th of June last an address was extensively circulated from Toronto, and published in several newspapers, inviting a Convention to be held in Drummondville, on the 2nd day of August and subsequent days.

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