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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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A.—To the donors. I have collected fifteen hundred dollars since the 1st March last, in hard cash.
Mr. Ramsay's motion was then brought forward:—
Resolved,—That the Convention ascertain as far as possible whether the Dawn Institution is a Joint Stock Company, or an institution for the People of Colour in Canada generally.—Consideration deferred.
THURSDAY, August 5th—3 P.M.
Mr. Ramsay's motion was taken up:—
Resolved,—That the Dawn Institution belongs to the People of Colour in Canada generally.
Vote taken, and stood as follows:—Yeas, Messrs. Cannon, Smallwood, Ramsay, Freeman, Dunlop, Warren, J. Henson, J. S . Henson, Elmsley, Ferris, Watson, Liles, Stringer, Counter, Taylor, Russell—16. Nay—none.
It was then
Resolved,—That whereas the British American Institute in the Township of Dawn, Canada West, is not conducted to the satisfaction of the People of Colour in this Province, a Committee of five members of this Convention be appointed to audit the books and papers of said Institution—the said Committee to make an exact report of the result of their investigation to the next meeting of the People's Convention, to be held at Drummondville, in August, 1848.
It was farther
Resolved,—That the said Committee act as a Joint Committee in the management of the Institution at Dawn, and that they shall be responsible to the Convention.
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