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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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if any gentleman brings a charge against the character of a man, whether present or absent, and cannot substantiate the fact by good proof, he is chargeable with immorality, and is unworthy of public confidence."
Laid on the table for further consideration.
Mr. Ramsay then moved—"That the Convention ascertain as far as possible, whether the Dawn institution belongs to a Joint Stock Company, or whether it belongs to the People of Colour in Canada generally."—Laid over to the afternoon session.
The motion by Mr. Smallwood yesterday, respecting the supplies from abroad, was called up for adoption, and laid over till the afternoon session.
The Convention then adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, August 4th—3 P.M.
The Convention met—the President in the Chair.
Mr. Smallwood's resolution was again brought up, and a long discussion took place. The motion was supported by Messrs. Smallwood, Dunlop, Warren, Watson, Counter, Liles, and Blanknort; and opposed by Mr. J. Henson. On division it was carried, viz. :—Yeas, Messrs. Dunlop, Liles, Smallwood, Freeman, Cannon, Warren, Ramsay, Ferris, Watson, Counter, Elmsley, Stringer, and J. T. Henson—13. Nay, Mr. J. Henson—1.
The motion adopted was as follows :—
Resolved,—That this Convention declares their belief that frauds have been practised upon the People of Colour in Canada, in regard to monies, clothing, and other articles given by friends in the United States and elsewhere for our benefit.
The Convention then adjourned to Thursday.
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