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Minutes of the Union Temperance Convention of the Colored Citizens : of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

1843 Regional Convention in Salem 2.pdf

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August 3rd 1843.--The following Resolution was unanimously adopted.

RESOLVED, --that a Temperance Convention, comprising the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, be held in the month of September next.

The undersigned Committee was appointed to make arrangements to carry the above resolution into effect. Agreeable to the duty devolved upon them, the committee have appointed the 4th Tuesday in September, 1843: for the opening of the Convention, to be held in the Spacious Temperance Hall, in the City of Wilmington, Delaware. The Committee earnestly solicits each and every one of the Temperanee Societies (of Colored Persons,) in the above named places, not to fail to be represented at the time appointed.

The cause of Temperance so universally recommends itself to the human Family, that the mere mention of Temperance suggests to every intelligent mind, the great good that results therefrom. The Committee deem it unnecessary herein to expatiate largely upon the utility and absolute necessity of Temperance reformation, especially among our community, as sueh necessity, daily observation makes lamentably apparant; the views given forth by the different speakers at the meeting alluded to, showing the necessity cf an Union of a number of Societies, by which they can more effectually operate upon the community as "in Union there is strength,' conseqnently we are confident that through an Uuion Convention of the above States, double as much more can be effected than can be effected by the seperate action of the several Societies.

The object of this Convention is to promote the great cause of Temperance, and the establishment of a Temperance News Paper, under the patronage of the Convention.

The Committee is desirous that all persons favourable to the cause, will exert themselves, to have the Convention fully attended, not only by the representatives of Societies, but they wish that all persons interested in the great cause of Temperance, will make use

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