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Minutes of the State Convention of Colored Citizens, Held at Albany, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of August, 1840, for the purpose of considering their political condition.

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11

WATERVLIET.

M. La Tour Lapanier,

J. Adams.

SYRACUSE.

John Chester,

Ambrose Dunbar.

GENEVA.

James W. Duffin.

ITHICA.

Henry Jackson.

WHITEHALL.

John Watson.

ROCHESTER.

Rev. Thomas James,

Austin Stewart,

F. Payne,

Rev. James Sharp.

BROOKLYN.

Augustus Washington.

JAMAICA, L. I.

Samuel V. Berry.

FLUSHING, L. I.

Edward M. Africanus.

ORANGE. John Van Huesen.

GREENBUSH.

John Brown.

BUFFALO.

Abner H. Francis.

WEST TROY.

York La Tour.

WILLIAMSBURG II.

Rev. Armstrong Archer.

Willis Hodges.

The Business Committee reported by their chairman the following preamble and resolutions.

Whereas, we have assembled together~r here in convention, to devise means, and deliberately to act, and to call upon all who are willing, to assist us in acting, that we may remove that proscriptive clause in our State Constitution, contained in these words: "No man of color, unless he shall have been for three years a citizen of this State, and for one year next preceding any election, shall be seized and possessed of a freehold estate of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all debts and incumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at any such election"- we think it our place here to declare, that we hold all distinctions between native-born citizens growing ont of complexion, as unjust-not because it restricts us socially with respect to the rest of the community, but because it unwarrantably withholds rights inherent to us as men, and farther guaranteed by the noble charter of our country's liberty; it therefore becomes us, as the objects of this proscription, directly· t-0 state the ground of our grievances, to protest against the unrighteous discrimination, and to appeal to the reason, and nobler sentiments of the power-holding majority, for its peaceable but thorough overthrow:--therefore he it

Resolved, Thal all laws established for human· government, and all sytstems of whatever kind, founde,d in the spirit of complexional

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