Vol.1674B, p. 43

Object number
1674B_0043
Description
Minutes from a meeting of the "Pall & Union African Society held at Newport" on August 6, 1789, at which the Society voted Anthony Taylor as president for the following year and proposed Bristol Yamma from Providence serve as vice president. The majority of the members present objected to Yamma's nomination, arguing that "the Members of the Union Society had no right to choose a Person out of another County to serve in the County of Newport & Providence without a Consent of the People at Providence."
Documentation Type
Institutional Records