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Proceedings of the Colored Men's Convention of the State of Michigan, Held in the City of Detroit ,Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 12th and 13th, '65, with Accompanying Documents. Also, the Constitution of the Equal Rights League of the State of Michigan.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE COLORED MEN'S CONVENTION

OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, HELD IN THE CITY OF DETROIT,

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12th AND 13th, '65,

WITH ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS

ALSO, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE

OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

Report of the Committee on Publication

To the Members of the State Convention:

Gentlemen:--The undersigned, Committee on Publication, in submitting the result of their labors in arranging and correcting the Journal of the proceedings of the late State Convention of colored men, beg leave to state, that owing to the continued indisposition of the Secretary, they were unable to publish the proceedings at an earlier date. They have now the pleasure of submitting to your consideration the proceedings as corrected and revised by your committee.

Very respectfully, your obedient servants,

G. W. Lewis,

H. J. Lewis,

B. Dolbeare Paul,

Com. on Publication.

Adrian, Oct. 23, 1865.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COLORED MEN'S STATE CONVENTION

HELD IN THE CITY OF DETROIT,

SEPTEMBER 12th AND 13th, 1865

The State Convention of Colored men assembled in the 2d Baptist Church, in Detroit, Mich., Sept. 12th and 13th, at 12 o'clock, M. H. J. Lewis, Esq., of Hudson, called the Convention to order. B. Dolbeare Paul, of Detroit, read the call. G. W. Lewis, Esq., of Adrian, was chosen temporary Chairman, and James Richards, Esq., of Detroit, temporary Secretary. Prayer was offered by Mr. Grinton, of Marshall.

On motion of Mr. D. Roberts, of Adrian, the chairman appointed a committee on credentials, consisting of O. P. Anderson, of Battle Creek, Willis Washington, of Detroit, and S. W. Burton, of Hillsdale.

After the committee had retired, Mr. Paul, of Detroit, D. Roberts, of Adrian, J. W. Brooks, of Ann Arbor, and B. Grinton, of Marshall, in response to the chair, addressed the Convention upon the issues of the day, in an able and lucid manner.

The committee on credentials reported the names of delegates whose seats were not contested. The full list, as corrected, is as follows:

Hudson--H. J. Lewis.

Adrian--D. Roberts, G. W. Lewis.

Lenawee Co.--Robert Brown.

Hillsdale--W. W. Burton.

Ann Arbor--J. W. Brooks, A. Boyar.

Romeo, Macomb Co.--John Hackley.

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