Colored Citizens and the Smith School

August 10, 1849
    
July 23 a large number of people were present.  Among the resolutions passed:  “… that all ‘exclusive schools’ are injurious to the welfare of the community, and therefore should be discontinued.”
Also a resolution which calls the Smith School  “a Great Public Nuisance, which should be immediately annihilated.”
The meeting also adopted an “Appeal”, commensurate with those resolutions, to the Colored People of the City, to the Honorable Mayor, and the Aldermen of Said City”
The Appeal was signed by  John T. Hilton, B.F. Roberts, and Lemuel Burr