Hear ! Hear!! Hear !!!
Great Gathering of the People of Color.
A highly important meeting will be held in the Baptist meeting house, Belknap street, on Thursday evening the 20th inst., at half past 7 o’clock, at which time and place the colored citizens, without regard to age or sex, are earnestly invited to attend. The true friends of liberty and of the colored man are most respectfully requested to be present. Many very important subjects will be presented, to elicit the attention of the lovers of freedom – among which will be the call of a National Convention among free people of color – the introduction of two persons, just from the hot-bed of oppression, who will portray some of the delightful effects of this system upon the body and mind of our brethren. Something will also be said of the man whose head is worth five thousand dollars the Senate of Georgia.
Who will not be present at such a meeting? Will any stay behind? Come, then, one and all, both small and great. Come, ye noble band of abolitionists, who for some 13 years have fought like Spartans for the triumph of Liberty.
JOHN T. HILTON/ THOMAS COLE / GEORGE WASHINGTION / COFFIN PITTS / BENJ. P. BASSETT / WM. DUNCAN / WM. C. NELL ‘ LUNSFORD LANE / BENJ. WEEDEN
Liberator July 14, 1843 pg 3)