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Minutes of the fifth annual convention of the colored citizens of the state of New York : held in the city of Schenectady, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of September, 1844.
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broad vallies [sic] of the west. Come from your mountain homes of the east-- the rocky ramparts of the North, from the sea beaten shores off the South. Come hoary headed sires, we desire your counsel. Come young men and unite your strength, and form a nucleus of Liberty around which the moral strength of the whole State shall gather. We need and earnestly solicit, the aid and approbation of our noble hearted women, who have never been backward in any measure of general good.-- A brighter day is dawning-success is now certain, for God is with us .... ,He speaks from his .throne- "Blow ye the trumpet in the land-- cry, gather together, and say assemble yourselves."Then:-
"Prayer strengthened for the trial come together, Put on the harness for the moral fight, And with the blessings of our Heavenly Father MAINTAIN THE RIGHT.:
H. H. GARNET, Ch'n of Central Com. WM. RICH, WM. P McINTYRE C.S. MORTON, RICH'D THOMPSON, Jr., J. WANDELL, F .THOMPSON.
P. S. The Cominittee have consulted the people of Schenectady, and, it is their desire that the Convention should beheld at the time announced in the Call. This desire was urged in consequence of some local circumstances altogether beyond their control, and intimately connected with the usefulness of the Convention.
Troy, June 16, 1844.
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