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Minutes of the State Convention, Convened at Columbus
			

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such an assemblage, and believing that it is in our power to do a great work towards
the pulling down of the strong holds of predjudice, and in destroying its accursed
and more powerful ally, American Slavery, we do therefore adopt the following reso-
lutions, as our firm and unflinching sentiment.
   1.  Resolved, That past experience has proven that conventions, have done much
towards our improvement and elevation.
  2.  Resolved, That we are opposed to the American Colonization Society, because
its object is the expatriation of 600,000 defenceless free colored persons, which is
cruel and unjust, and our opposition is deepened, when we consider that the grater
part of the Churches and professed Christians in this country, are with that society,
and are like that unprincipled and wicked minister of Ahashueras, for neither their
wealth, their literature, their successful experiment of self government, their world
wide fame, nor even the atonement that was made  on Calvary, avails them any-
thing, so long as the Black Man has a place on the soil of America, to lay his head.
  3.  Resolved, That we look upon the recent fugitive slave enactment, as a hideous
deformity in the garb of law; unconstitutional, opposed to the institutions of the
free states, an outrage upon humanity, at war with the teachings of Christianity,
and its place is first on the catalogue of disgraceful and abominable legislation, such
as characterized the tyranny of Charles the 1st of England; and we would therefore
urge upon the people, the necessity of its immediate and unconditional repeal,
  Mr. C. A. Yancy offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopt-
ed:
  Resolved, That the Convention return its thanks to the President for his faithful
and impartial conduct while presiding over its deliberations.
  Resolved, That the Convention return its thanks to the Trustees of this Chapel for
the use of it during the sitting of the Convention.




			
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