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Proceedings of the Conn. State Convention of Colored Men, Held at New Haven, June 6th and 7th, 1865.

1865CT State New Haven proceedings-page2.pdf

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PROCEEDINGS

The Colored Men of the State of Connecticut, assembled at New Haven, in Convention, on Tuesday, June 6th, 1865, at 3 o'clock, P. M., in the A. M. E. Church, Sperry Street, in pursuance with the following call:—

"To the Colored Men of Connecticut:

You are invited to assemble, by delegates, to a Convention to be held at New Haven, on Tuesday, June 6th, in the A. M. E. Church, Sperry Street, for the purpose of forming an Auxiliary State League, and for the discussion of other matters pertaining to our interest.

It is hoped that every City and Town will send delegates.

Rev. WILLIAM W. GRIMES

Chairman of Committee, New Haven."

The Convention was called to order by Rev. Wm. W. Grimes. He read the call, and made a brief statement in reference to the origin and object of the call. Mr. R. J. Cowes was appointed Chairman pro tempore, and Mr. W. H. Burr, Secretary pro tempore, The meeting was opened by singing,

"Mt country 'tis of thee."

The Rev J. F. Loyd, of Middletown, then engaged in prayer.

A committee of three were then appointed to examine the credentials of the delegates, viz.: Messrs. Fuller, Black and Grimes.

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