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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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New Haven.--Biars Stanley, John Creed, Alexander C. Luca.
Brooklyn, L. I.--Jacob Deyes, Henry Thomson, Willis Jones.
Wilmington, Del.--Rev. Peter Spencer, Jacob Morgan, William S. Thomas.
Albany.--Benjamin Latimore, Captain Schuyler, Captain Francis March.
Washington, D. C.--William Jackson, Arthur Waring, Isaac Carey.
Lancaster, Pa.--Charles Butler and Jared Grey.
Carlisle, Pa.--John Peck, and Rowland G. Roberts.
Chambersburg, Pa.--Dennis Berry.
Pittsburg.--John B. Vashon, Lewis Gardiner, Abraham Lewis.
Newark, N. J.--Peter Petitt, Charles Anderson, Adam Ray.
Trenton.--Sampson Peters, Leonard Scott.
On motion, it was Resolved, That the convention appoint a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and Recording Secretary, to hold their office for one year or until the next Convention, all of whom shall reside in the city or county of Philadelphia, and be styled the Conventional Board, who shall act as the representatives of the Convention during its recess.
Whereupon the following persons were duly elected.
John Bowers, President.
Frederick A. Hinton, Vice-President, Joseph Casey, Treasurer, Junius C. Morel, Corresponding Secretary, Charles H. Leveck, Recording Secretary.
On motion, Resolved, That there be a Vice-President and Corresponding Secretary in each state, to hold their offices for the term of one year, or until others are appointed, whose duties it shall be to use every exertion to obtain moneys and remit the same to the Treasurer of the Conventional Fund at Philadelphia, and that the officers have power to fill any vacancies that may occur in their body by resignation or otherwise.
Whereupon the Convention appointed the following officers--
New-York.--Thomas L. Jennings, Vice-President ; Peter Voglesang, Corresponding Secretary.
Massachusetts.--James G. Barbadoes, Vice-President ; Henry H. Mondy, Corresponding Secretary.
Maryland.--Rev. Abner Cocker, Vice-President ; Robert Cowley, Corresponding Secretary.
Rhode Island.--George C. Willis, Vice-President ; Alfred Niger , Corresponding Secretary.
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