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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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by means of Common School Education, and the acquirement of useful knowledge.
Resolved,—That the mind of the House be taken, whether information should not be received, as to the disposal of the money and clothing sent by the friends of the coloured people in Canada for their benefit, and who had participated in it.
One case was mentioned, but it happened before the present Agents commenced their operations.
Moved by Mr. Smallwood, and
Resolved,—That if the monies, clothing, and other articles contributed in the United States and Great Britain had been equitably and judiciously divided, our condition would have been greatly better than it now is.
Laid on the table .
Moved by Mr. Smallwood, seconded by Mr. Cannon,—
Resolved,—That this Convention is satisfied that frauds have been committed upon the people of colour in Canada, in regard to monies, clothing, and other articles sent from the United States and elsewhere.—Laid on the table.
Adjourned till next day.
WEDNESDAY, August 4th,—9 A M.
Convention met, and opened in the usual manner.
Rev. Josiah Henson presented his credentials, and took his seat as Delegate from Dawn.
After a long discussion in regard to the order of the day, and other minor matters, the Rev. J. Henson moved the following resolution :—
"Whereas it is our duty to contend for truth and justice,
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