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 (Classic Reprint) by Convention of the People of Colour (Paperback / softback, 2015)
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- DescriptionExcerpt from 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 After an appropriate prayer by the Rev. W. Miller, on motion the convention proceeded to business, by electing John Bowers, President. Abraham D. Shad, William Duncan, Vice Presidents. William Whipper, Secretary. Thos. L. Jennings, Assistant Secretary. When the house was declared organized, on motion, the Rev. Charles W. Gardiner and the Rev. Samuel Todd were appointed chaplains for this convention, they t being of the delegation. On motion, it was resolved, that a committee be appointed to institute an inquiry into the general condition of the free people of colour, throughout the United States, with such other information thereon, as may be necessary for the convention to be in possession of, and to report when prepared, who, accordingly reported at a subsequent meeting, and their report was unanimously accepted and adopted; and is as follows: Brethren and Fellow Citizens, We, the committee of inquiry, would suggest to the convention the propriety of adopting the following resolutions, viz.: Resolved, That in the opinion of this convention, it is highly necessary, that the different societies engaged in the Canadian Settlement, be earnestly requested to persevere in their praiseworthy and philanthropic undertaking; firmly believing, that at a future period, their labours will be crowned with success. The committee would also recommend this convention to call on the free people of colour, to assemble annually by delegation, at such place as may be designated as suitable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Convention of the People of Colour
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight50 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine1 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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