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Report of the Convention of the Colored Population, Held at Drummondville, Aug, 1847.
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FRIDAY, August 6th—9 A.M.
Convention met, and was opened as usual.
Moved by Rev. Mr. Cannon, seconded by Mr. Stringer,—
That the Executive Committee be instructed to take every means of ascertaining the names of the Agents who have been employed in collecting money, &c., for the coloured people of Canada, to ascertain the amount, and report the same, that full information may be published in the Minutes and to the Convention of 1848.
Resolved,—That the Convention feels deeply grateful for the benevolence of their many kind friends. They desire to cast their care upon God, who has hitherto cared for and protected them.
On motion of Mr. J. T. Henson, it was
Resolved:—That the coloured people of Canada are not in the degraded state in which they have been represented by some of the pretended Agents who have gone out.
On the report of the Business Committee being brought up, the following motions were passed:—
Resolved,—That we first examine what the condition of our people really is, and then we shall be enabled to devise means for their elevation.
Resolved.—That among the best means for improving the moral, religious, and social condition of our people are—Common and Industrial School education, and instruction in the truths of the Word of God.
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