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Minutes and Proceedings of the First Annual Convention of the People of Colour, held by adjournments in the city of Philadelphia, from the sixth to the eleventh of June, inclusive, 1831.

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MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION

OF THE

PEOPLE OF COLOUR.

THE Delegates met on Monday, the 6th of June, in the brick Wesleyan Church, Lombard Street, pursuant to public notice, signed, on behalf of the Parent Society, at Philadelphia, by Dr. Belfast Burton and William Whipper.

Present, the following gentlemen, viz :--

John Bowers,

Dr. Belfast Burton,

James Cornish,

Junius C. Morel,

Wm. Whipper, }Philadelphia.

Rev. Wm. Miller,

Henry Sipkins,

Thos. L. Jennings,

Wm. Hamilton,

James Pennington, }New-York.

Rev. Abner Coker,

Robert Cowley, } Maryland.

Abraham D. Shad,

Rev. Peter Gardiner, }Delaware.

Wm. Duncan, Virginia.

Who presented their credentials, and took their seats accordingly.

After an appropriate prayer by the Rev. W. Miller, on motion, th Convention proceeded to business, by electing

JOHN BOWERS, President.

ABRAHAM D. SHAD,

WILLIAM DUNCAN, } Vice-Presidents.

WILLLIAM WHIPPER, Secretary.

THOS. L. JENNINGS, Assistant Secretary.

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