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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 13.pdf
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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia.
Rev. D. A. Payne,
Rev. Jno. F. Cook, Francis Datcher, Jos. Warren,
Rev. Mr. Collins, Enoch Bell, Rev. Mr. Williams.
Rev. T. Watkins,
Daniel W. Moore, Joseph Lewis, D. Coburn,
Rev. H. C. Turner, Rev. Mr. Lea, J. C. Fortie.
Mr. Lewis, M. R. Delany, Rev. F. Davis,
Rev. Lewis Woodson, Rev. J. Cole, D. Mahony.
TRENTON, New Jersey.
Rev. E. P. Rogers,
Joshua Woodland, R. Thomas, S. Holcomb,
J. Smith, Gideon Lewis, B. Steward.
J. W. Adams,
D. B. Anderson, Wm. Saunders, Abraham Murray,
Levi Anderson, C. Caldwell, Jas. Campbell.
TO THE COLORED CITIZENS
States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
The Convention assembled in this place have just finished a Session, interesting to themselves and encouraging to their friends. We now address you with reference to the sentiments we have adopted, and the object we have in view.
The Convention has decided in unusual and earnest activity upon the cause of Temperance. When looking at the condition of our people, we think we see necessities of the strongest and most pressing character, which call for such exertions. When we examine the moral structure and the moral purposes of being, we find a
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