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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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THURSDAY, 5th August—9 A.M.
The Convention met at 9 o'clock A.M., and was opened as usual by prayer and praise.
Mr. Henson's resolution was taken up, as already given, viz. :— " Whereas it is our duty to contend for truth and justice—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 shall be charged with immorality, and is not worthy of public confidence."
The following amendment was then offered by Mr. Smallwood, and adopted by the meeting :—
"Whereas it is our duty to contend for truth and justice, and if any gentleman brings a charge against the character of any man, whether present or absent, whose public acts are not shrouded in mystery, thereby creating suspicion against his character, which he cannot substantiate by good proof, he shall be charged with immorality, and be held unworthy of public confidence."
The following questions were then put to Mr. J. Henson by the meeting, viz. :—
Question—For whom do you act as Agent?
Answer—I am Agent for the British American Institute in Dawn, Canada West.
Q.—What is its object?
A.—It is an Institntion situated on Sydenham River—a river navigable for boats of 300 tons—land fertile—and it is for any young men, to be educated at their own expense.
Q.—To whom are you amenable?
A.—To the Executive Committee.
Q.—To whom are the Executive Committee amenable?
A.—To the Trustees.
Q.—To whom are the Trustees amenable?
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