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The Minutes of the State Convention of the People of Color of the State of Indiana
1851 Indianapolis State Convention.compressed.6.pdf
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SATURDAY, Aug. 2 o'clock, P. M.
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. President in the Chair. Prayer by the Rev. J. M. BROWN. The roll called, the minutes of the third session read, received, and adopted.
In August at 2 o'clock, a Saturday, a Convention met legally and took a break. The Convention had the president present, a prayer led by Rev. J. M. Brown, and J.H Morris, a secretary substitute fro Mr. Boyd. Mr. Boyd, a secretary, was absent due to illness.
The Convention had the discussion of emigration, but continually got postponed to different days.
J.M Brown had the idea to appoint three people to discuss the monetary value of taxable property owned by the people of color in Indiana. The men appointed were; Rev. J.M Brown, Rev. Wm. Anderson, and Calvin C. Brown. Their decision was to be told to the public by Rev. O. T. B. Nickens of Cincinnati, Rev. J. Fitzgerald of Madison, J. H. Morris of Tippecanoe County on a Monday Morning, 4th inst.? at 9 o'clock. These men were appointed by W. H. Carter.
To pay for the Convention, each citizen paid $6.40 while the citizens sang anti-slavery songs.
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