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Official proceedings of the Ohio State Convention of Colored Freemen : held in Columbus, January 19th-21st, 1853.
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John Booker also, moved to mend the motion, so as to reconsider the resolution making the members of the convention constitute the Ohio State Anti-Slavery Society, which was adopted.
It was then moved by J. M. Langston that the members of the convention now come forward and pay in their initiation fee to the Ohio State Anti-Slavery Society, which was adopted.
J. Bowman's resolution was taken up and referred to the Business Committee.
The resolution appointing a place for holding the next convention, was on motion taken up and was amended so as to make Dayton the place for holding the next State Convention.
The following gentlemen were appointed.
State Central Committee for Ohio.
Thomas Jefferson,....................Dayton, Montgomery County.
Samuel Rouse,......................." " "
John Jonson,......................." ' '
C. H. Langston,......................Columbus, Franklin County.
W. H. Day,..........................Cleveland, Cuyahoga County.
Wm. H. Day presented the following:
Resolved, That this Convention hereby recommend to the people of this State, the recent work compiled by Mr. Wm. C. Nell, of Boston, upon the services of Colored Americans in the wars of 1776 and 1812.
On the motion of D. Jenkins it was
Resolved, That the proceedings be published in pamphlet form, under the supervision of the Secretaries and Chairman of the Business Committee.
On motion the Finance Committee made the following report:
Whole amount received................................$17,03
Expenses of the Convention............................10 86
To be applied to the publication of the proceedings. Report was adopted.
W. H. Day offered the following resolutions, which were adopted.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be hereby tendered to the Trustees of this Church for their liberality in furnishing us a house in which to hold our meetings.
Resolved, that we highly appreciate the ability and the fairness of our Presiding officer in directing our deliberations, and hereby return our thanks to him and to our Secretaries for their services.
Amended by reading "Our thanks to our officers."
After making pledges to publish the proceedings, the convention adjourned sine die.
A. J. GORDON, President.
C. H. Lawrence,
John R. Bowman,.
J. M. Yancey,
Edward Davis, } Secretaries.
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