At a full and respectable meeting, composed of gentlemen of color, held at the African School Room, Belknap-street, on the 12th July. 1831, it was
Resolved, That we view the contemplated plan of erecting a college for the education of young gentlemen of color, of high importance to us, as a people, and consequently, shall lend every aid in our power to the accomplishment of the same.
Resolved, That we view Mr. Garrison’s labors and unwearied exertions, in our cause, as of increasing benefit to our race, and greatly commanding our thanks and gratitude.
Resolved, That in approving of the utility of such a paper as the Liberator, we shall signify our approbation of the course it pursues, by the best proof — and that shall be, the continuation of our patronage.
Resolved, That we recommend to all our brethren the propriety of obtaining a copy of the late address, delivered at New York, and Philadelphia, before the colored people, by Mr. Garrison, as we deem it an instructive and useful piece of composition.
The meeting was addressed by several gentlemen, and finally adjourned to Tuesday the 19th, for a further discussion on the merits of the college question; and the Secretary, J.T. Hilton, was instructed to make known the adjournment in the Liberator,
Robert Wood, Ch’m J.T. Hilton, Sec
(Liberator, July 16, 1831, pg 3)