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Daniel Lee to Frederick Douglass, January 9, 1849


Salem, N.J., Jan. 9, 1849
Frederick Douglass:ー
In accordance with a motion made at a meeting held in the township of Mannington on the 4th inst., the colored people of Mannington, Salem, and the adjacent county, assembled in the A.M.E. Church, (Mount Pisgah.) On motion of Mr. Josiah Connell, Mr. Daniel Lee was chosen Chairman, and A. M. Bland Secretary.
After prayer by Rev. James Holland, Dr. Rock came forward, made some remarks explanatory of the meeting, and closed with the reading of an appeal on the right of suffrage which had been presented by a delegation from Dutchtown, and which the Assembly had convened to consider.
The following gentlemen then addressed the meeting: Messrs. Conwell, Holland, Wilson, Fletcher, Shockley and Bland.
On motion of Dr. Rock, the Convention, when held, be held in Trenton. Carried.
On motion of Rev. Jas. Holland, there be a committee of three on correspondence to confer with our brethren throughout the State. Carried. CommitteeーDr. Rock, Rev. Jas. Holland, and Wm. Wilson.
On motion of Dr. Rock, the minutes be published in the North Star and Ram's Horn. Carried.
Daniel Lee, Chairman.
A. M. Bland, Secretary.


Lee, Daniel




Daniel Lee to Frederick Douglass. PLSr: NS, 2 February 1849. Recounts meeting of black citizens of Mannington Township, New Jersey.


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