Minutes from the abolitionist committee
May 22 1787
At a Meeting held for the Purpose of taking the Slave Trade
into Consideration, it was resolved that the said Trade
was both impolitick and unjust.
Resolved, that Granville Sharp, Joseph Woods, Sam-
uel Hoare junior, William Dillwyn, George Harrison,
James Phillips, Richard Phillips, Thomas Clarkson,
Philip Sansom, John Lloyd, Joseph Hooper and John
Barton to be a Committee for procuring such Information
and Evidence, and for distributing Clarkson's Essay and
such other Publications, as may tend to the Abolition of
the Slave-Trade, and for directing the Application of
such monies, as are already, or may hereafter be col-
lected, for the above Purposes.
Resolved, that three members be a Quorum.
Resolved, that Samuel Hoare junior be appointed
Treasurer to the Society.
Resolved, that the Treasurer pay no money on Account
of this Society, but by Order of the Committee.
Resolved, that one hundred copies of these resolutions
be printed, with this addition, viz. The Subscripti-
-ons of such, as are disposed to contribute towards car-
-rying on the Design of this Institution, will be received
by the Treasurer, or any Member of the Committee.
Adjourned to Thursday Evening May the 24th at six