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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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District of Columbia.--William Wormley, Vice·President ; John W. Prout, Corresponding Secretary.

Delaware.--Rev. Peter Spencer, Vice-President; Abraham D. Shad, Corresponding Secretary.

Virginia.--James Wilkins, Vice-President; William Duncan, Corresponding Secretary.

New Jersey.--Leonard Scott, Vice-President; with permission to appoint his Secretary.

Connecticut.--Scipio C. Augustus.

Ohio.--Charles Hatfield, Vice-President; John Liverpool, Corresponding Secretary.

On motion of Mr. Jennings, it was Resolved, That the Vice-Presidents and Secretaries of each state are hereby requested to use every exertion in recommending the formation of Associations for the purpose of raising funds for the great object in view, and that each Society appoint its own Treasurer, who shall pay over all moneys so collected to the Treasurer of the General Fund at Philadelphia.




1st. The funds shall be under the immediate control of the Officers of the Convention during their continuance in office, subject to the following restrictions, viz :—

They shall pay all moneys appropriated by the Convention, and for that purpose they are hereby invested with authority to draw on the Treasurer for the same.

They shall pay all the ordinary expenses of the Convention that may be necessary and proper, and shall with proper vouchers account to the Annual Convention for the same at each session.

The President shall preside at each meeting of the Board of Officers which shall form a Council for the transaction of the business of the Convention during its recess.

During the absence or inability of the President to preside, the Vice-President shall be competent to discharge all of his duty in the Council.


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