PROCEEDINGS OF THE
WORLD'S TEMPERANCE CONVENTION.
AGREEABLY to a call, previously published in different newspapers, a number of the friends of Temperance met in Convention on the 12th of May, 1853, in the Lecture Room of the Brick Church, in the city of New York, and were called to order by Rev. E. W. JACKSON, Cor. Sec. of the Pennsylvania State Central Temperance Committee.
On motion of Hon. NEAL Dow, the Hon. A. C. BARSTOW, Mayor of Providence, was called to the chair.
Rev. GEORGE DUFFIELD, Jr., of Pa., and Rev. R. S. CRAMPTON, of N. Y., were appointed Secretaries.
Rev. NATHANIEL HEWITT, D.D., of Connecticut, opened the meeting with prayer.
Delegates and other friends of Temperance present were invited to give in their names.
A letter was read from Gen. CARY, of Ohio, stating the reasons of his absence, and expressing his cordial approbation of the movement.
Rev. JOHN MARSH, D.D., Hon. NEAL DOW, and Rev. JOHN GRIDLEY, were appointed to nominate a Business Committee, consisting of one delegate from each State. They reported as follows:
Hon. NEAL Dow, Maine.
T. B. SEGUR, N. J.
Rev. T. W. HIGGINSON, Mass.
Rev. N. HEWITT, D. D., Conn.
H. C. KNIGHT, Mich.
ISAAC PRESCOTT, Ohio.
JOHN ARBUCKLE, Prince Edward's Island.
Rev. JOHN MARSH, D.D., N. Y.
Rev. E. W. JACKSON, Pa.
Rev. JOHN GRIDLEY, Wis.
Hon. ZIMRI HOWE, Vt.
J. E. SNODGRASS, Md.
Gen. JOHN A. COCKE, Va.
Mr. SEELEY, New Brunswick.
Mr. HIGGINSON, for reasons assigned, requested to be excused from acting on the Committee.
Resolved, That no member of the Convention be allowed to speak more than five minutes, and that no member be allowed to speak more than once on any motion, without consent of Convention.
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to decide on the credentials of delegates.
Hon. B. R. WOOD, of N. Y., Rev. JOHN CHAMBERS, of Pa., and Dr. S. L. CONDICT, of N. J., were appointed.
The Committee reported, that they were unanimously of opinion that it was not intended by those who called this meeting, that the names of female delegates should be enrolled; and that, with this exception, the roll as made out by the Secretary, be received.
The report was accepted and adopted.
Hon. NEAL DOW, Portland, Maine.
Hon. A. C. BARSTOW, Providence, R. I.
Rev. Dr. POHLMAN, Albany, N. Y.
Rev. JOHN CHAMBERS, Phila.
THOMAS WATSON, Esq., Pennsylvania State Central Committee.
Rev. GEORGE DUFFIELD, Jr., Pennsylvania State Central Committee.
Rev. E. W. JACKSON, Pennsylvania State Central Committee.
Hon. BRADFORD R. WOOD, Albany, New York State Temp. Society.
WM. H. BURLEIGH, " New York State Temp. Society.
T. Z. HAZEN, " New York State Temp. Society.
Rev. P. N. FOWLER, Utica, New York State Temp. Society.
R. N. HAVENS, N. Y.
H. C. KNIGHT, State Central Com. Mich.
Rev. JOHN MARSH, D.D., Am. Tern. Union, N. Y.
Rev. R. S. CRAMPTON, G. Division S. T. of W. N. Y., Rochester.
Rev. N. HEWITT, D. D., Bridgeport, Ct.
Rev. J. B. WAKELEY, N. Y.
Rev. T. W. HIGGINSON, Worcester, Mass. State Tem. Com.
Rev. GEORGE HALL, Peterboro, Madison Co. Tem. Union.
Rev. S. N. EATON, Lancaster, Wis.
Rev. HENRY COOLEY, West Springfield, Mass.
Rev. C. J. WARREN, N. Y. Tem. Alliance.
I. J. OLIVER, Mamaroneck, N. Y.
J. W. OLIVER, " "
JOSEPH BRUNDAGE, N. Y.
Rev. WM. TORREY, Woodstock, Va.
BENJAMIN STAINSBY, Newark. N. J.
E. R. TOWNSEND, Troy.
J. ANTHONY, "
Rev. LEBBEUS ARMSTRONG, Ballston, N. Y.
JOHN ARBUCKLE, P. G. W. P. Delegate of P. E. T.
WM. MITCHELL, N. Y.
Hon. E. L. SNOW, N. Y.
C. L. McCURDY, Grand Division Mass. Sons Tem.
Rev. R. M. HATFIELD, Brooklyn, N. Y.
ISAAC PRESCOTT, Salem, Ohio.
Rev. P. H. BURGHARDT, West Farms.
T. H. ARMSTRONG, Detroit Temple of Honor.
H. C. KNIGHT, " "
WM. PHILLIPS, " "
C. B. LE BARON, 5th Ward Alliance, N. Y.
S. L. CONDICT, M. D., N. J. Tem. Society.
Rev. C. BRINKERHOFF, Woodstown, N. J.
JACOB BANKS, Sculltown, N. J.
Rev. JOHN GRIDLEY, Kenosha, Wis.
Rev. BENJ. D. PECK, Portland, Maine.
MOSES KIDDER, Woodstock, Vt.
Hon. L. HOWE, Vt. State Society.
T. B. SEGUR, Dover, N. J.
Dr. JOHN PEARCE, N. Y. City Tem. Alliance.
Rev. EDWARD OTHERMAN, Mass. Tem. Society.
Rev. E. THOMPSON, " "
B. W. WILLIAMS, " "
Rev. W. HIGGINS, " "
C. C. NORTH, N. Y. City Alliance.
THOMAS PINDELL, Marion Tem. Society, Baltimore.
J. E. SNODGRASS, " " "
L. D. TAYLOR, " " "
H. J. SCARFF, " " "
S. M. COCHRAN, " " "
C. OLHAVER, " " "
C. C. LEIGH, NOAH WORRALL, J. W. KELLOGG, S. P. TOWNSEND, J. W. BENEDICT, C. J. WARREN, Dr. E. PARMLY, HENRY LLOYD, C. B. WHEELER, ELDAD TAYLOR, JOHN PEARCE, R. T. TRALL, GEORGE WALKER, J. B. DICKINSON, R. McCLELLAND, J. TERBELL, H. VOLK, S. L. MACOMBER, J. P. CONKLIN, R. C. ANDRUS, EDW. FALCONER, J. H. MARTYN, A. LESTER, J. T. BROOKS, J. FALCONER, J. O. BENNETT --N. Y. City Alliance.
Rev. C. PEARL, W. C. BALDWIN, Maine.
Rev. CH. HOOVER, N. J.
The Business Committee made the following Report:
Resolved, That it is expedient to hold a World's Temperance Convention in the city of New York, to commence on the 6th of September next, and to continue four days; and that a committee of one for each State be appointed by this meeting to issue a call for such a Convention.
The Committee were appointed by the meeting.
Resolved, That the following gentlemen, viz.,--
Rev. E. W. JACKSON,
B. W. WILLIAMS,
Rev. GEO. DUFFIELD, Jr.,
JOHN W. OLIVER,
Rev. JOHN MARSH, D.D.,
WM. E. DODGE,
C. C. LEIGH,
Rev. J. H. PERRY,
be a Committee of Arrangements to prepare for said Convention.
The following persons were subsequently appointed a Finance Committee:
I. J. OLIVER, Chairman.
S. P. TOWNSEND.
J. B. CORNELL.
LEWIS B. LODER,
W. E. DODGE.
SAMUEL R. SPELLMAN.
JOHN E. HANFORD.
WM. DE GROOT.
A. V. STOUT.
Rev. JOHN MARSH, D.D.
WM. A. STILES.
GIBBONS F. KELLY.
JOSIAH P. KNAPP.
JOHN A. HARRIOTT.
JOHN W. OLIVER.