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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-page3.pdf

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Names of Delegates enrolled:—New Haven—R. J. Cowes, W. W. Grimes, F. L. Cardozo, A. L. Black, W. S. Merriman, W. Effort, J. Groves, J. Swears, B. W. Norris, W. Bouchett, S. Mitchell, R. Jackson, L. Lathrop, P. T. Rogers, T. Newton, J. Donegan, J. Turner, H. Berrian. Hartford—Joseph Smith, P. H. Nott, L. G. Seymour, R. B. Mason. Bridgeport—W. J. Fuller. Danbury—A. K. Pine. Norwich—W. H. Burr. New Milford—J. Carr. Middletown—J. F. Loyd. Stonington—A. Ross, A. Morrison. Meriden—G. S. Jeffry, E. C. Buezard. Milford—C. Monroe. Thomaston—W. H. Williams. Honorary Members,—Rev. S. V. Berry, New Haven; Mr. A. C. Luca, Zainesville, Ohio.

Moved by W. S. Fuller, of Bridgeport, that a Committee of five be appointed to nominate permanent officers for the Convention, Mr. Cardozo, of New Haven, moved an amendment, that the nomination and election of permanent officers be in open Convention.

The original motion and amendment were each sustained by their respective proposers. The Convention adopted the amendment of Mr. Cardoz0, and rejected the original motion of Mr. Fuller. The Convention then elected,

For President:

R. J. COWES, of New Haven.

Vice-Presidents:

REV. JOSEPH SMITH, Hartford, REV. W. W. GRIMES, New Haven.

Secretaries:

REV. W. J. FULLER, Bridgeport, MR. W.H. BURR, Norwich.

The Chairman then took the chair, and addressed the Convention in a brief and appropriate manner,—referring to the importance of the epoch in which we meet, and the favorable circumstances for obtaining our privileges as American citizens.

He then appealed to the members of the Convention, to assist him in preserving order and decorum, and expressed the hope that

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