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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 3.pdf
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of this opportunity to be present; as all will have opportunities to speak and to hear. There will be present a large number of the most popular Temperance Lecturers of the day. Then Brethern, we earnestly solicit one and all to be present at the Convention, where we may unite, and with joint effort we will set in motion a mighty moral power that will soon make drunkeness disappear from our land.
James Holland, Daniel Yates, Aaron Johnson, Rev. Mr. Rodgers, N. Jersey, James J. G. Bias, Samuel Van Brackle; James M'C. Crummill, Rev. Stephen Smith, John Lewis, George H. Amos, Philadelphia. Benjamin Clark, Hamilton Gray, York, Pennsylvania. John W. Adams, Levi Anderson, Matthew Lary, Delaware. Rev. Henry C. Turner, Marylond.
J. J. Bias, S. Van Brackle, John Lewis,
John W. Adams, Daniel Yates.
Pursuant to the above call a number of Delegates met in the African School house at half past twelve o'clock, on the 26th of September,—the Rev. Elimus P. Rogers, of Trenton, N. Jersey, was called to the chair, and J. W. Adams, and Samuel Harrison, were appointed secretaries. On motion the credentials of the respective delegates were handed in, read, accepted, and adopted, A.
On motion -- it was resolved that all person present, who reside within the area marked out by the call, be invited to take seats as members of the Convention.
On motion -- it was resolved that all persons present, from States not embraced within the call, be permitted to take seats as honorary members.
On motion -- a Committee consisting of two from each State, was appointed to nominate Officers for the Convention,-- B. The Committee withdrew for a few moments, and then submitted to the house their nomination, which was received and adopted, C.
The President, Mr. James M'C. Crummill, was escorted to the chair, and the several Officers having taken their seats. He rose and with some remarks appropriate to the occasion, thanked the Convention for the honour they confered upon him; and assured them, that he would, to the utmost of his power, do the duties incumbent upon him with impartiality.
On motion, -- A Committee of seven was appointed, to prepare business for the action of the Convention, D.
On motion, -- Mr. A. D. Shadd, was appointed to deliver an Address on Temperance, at 8 o'clock, this Evening.
Adjourned to meet at Esion Church at 3 o'clock.
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