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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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Agents, that they may be faithfully distributed among the proper objects of charity; and the said Agents shall report the same to an Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society, of which each Agent must be a member. Each Auxiliary Society shall report all their transactions at least once a year to the Parent Society, which shall publish annually a full account of all the receipts and disbursements of the Society, in money or any kind of articles, with an account of what then remains on hand.
Resolved,—That the British American Anti-Slavery Society be called together, in order that the words "Prudential Committee," be withdrawn from the Constitution, and "Executive Committee" be substituted, and the said Committee shall have power to appoint Agents.
Resolved,—That all coloured people in Canada be recommended to become freeholders as soon as they have an opportunity of doing so, as a legitimate means of increasing their influence in the community.
Resolved,—That this Convention recommend to all their brethren throughout the Province to tolerate nothing but truth in their intercourse with the world—to be quiet and peaceable subjects—and to avoid all cause of censure or reproach from those around them.
Resolved:—That the Executive Committee shall cause an oath of fidelity to be taken by the officers of the Society, if they shall deem it necessary.
The Convention then adjourned.
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