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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-page14.pdf
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The Convention met at half-past 2 o'clock, the President in the Chair. Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Donegan.
The roll of delegates was called. The minutes of the previous session were read, corrected, and approved.
The subject of the Elective Franchise then engaged the attention of the meeting.
Each resolution was taken up separately, ably discussed by the different members of the Convention and adopted.
The subjects of Education and the state of the Country then came before the Convention, and elicited many appropriate remarks, especially the resolutions on the latter subject, which were unanimously adopted by a standing vote.
The Finance Committee then handed in their report.
The Convention then proceeded to the election of officers of the League, when—
Mr. L. Lathrop, of New Haven, was chosen President, Mr. P. Nott, of Hartford, Vice-President, Rev. F. L. Cardozo, of New Haven, Secretary, and Rev. L. Black, of New Haven, Treasurer.
Rev. L. Black then moved that 300 copies of the proceedings of this Convention be published.
Resolved, That the thanks, of the Delegates to this Convention, be and are hereby presented to the President and other officers of this Convention, for the faithful discharge of their several duties.
Revolved, That the Delegates to this Convention present their thanks to the citizens of New Haven, for the kindness and hospitality with which they have greeted them.
Sec. 1. Mr. Loyd, of Middletown, moved that the Rev. F. L. Cardozo, Rev. L. Black and Mr. G. S. Jeffrey be appointed a Committee to draw up an appeal to the voters of Connecticut.
This motion was adopted by the Convention.
Sec. 2. It was now moved that the Convention adjourn to meet at the call or the Executive Board. The motion was adopted and the Chairman declared the Convention adjourned.
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