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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84

Third Day

Third Day.

After devotional exercise, the minutes of the previous meetings were read and confirmed.

Mrs. Wright took her seat as a delegate for Wellington.

Mrs. C. A. Baker and Miss Sorley were appointed tellers for the ballot.

It was resolved that the sum of ???5 be handed to Mrs. G. Clark, who was leaving for England, for the purchase of Temperance literature for the New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Mrs. Wright was appointed delegate to the New Zealand Temperance Alliance.

The Constitution was read, clause by clause, and adopted.

It was resolved that it should be printed, with the minutes and balance-sheet.

After the doxology and benediction, the meeting adjourned.

The Convention resumed business at 2.30.

After devotional exercise, Mrs. G. Clark read a paper: " Woman, as a Citizen of the State."

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The Recording Secretary was desired by the convention to convey to the new Plymouth Union their earnest wish that they might receive a fresh baptism of zeal and energy.

It was resolved that the Temperance Herald, Leader, and Sentinel be the organs of the Union.

Mrs. A. Dudley Ward was appointed Superintendent of Organisation, and Mrs. Wright Superintendent of Literature.

It was resolved that the Union strenuously oppose the operation of the Contagious diseases Act; and that, on the meeting of Parliament, the Union endeavour to obtain women's suffrage.

A unanimous vote of thanks was tendered to Mr. C.A. Baker, and to the office-bearers of the Woodward-street and St. John's Churches for the use of their buildings.

Various accounts were passed for payment.

Mrs. Bennett was elected Superintendent of Cottage Meetings.

The Convention closed after the doxology and benediction.