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Proceedings of the State Convention of Colored Men, Held in the City of Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 16th, 17th, and 18th, 1856.


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Champaign County

Lewis Adams, Henry Ford, John H. Williams, Francis Adams, George Reynolds,

Logan County

A. J. Scott, R. Heathcock, Wm. Walden.

Ashtabula County

H. T. Rankin.

Delaware County

U. D. Harris, J. Bruce, J. J. Williamson.

Greene County

James Lott.

Scioto County

John Miner.

Cuyahoga County

John Malvin.

The Committee on permanent organization reported the following gentlemen as officers of the Convention, which report was unanimously adopted:


John I. Gaines.

Vice Presidents

L. D. Taylor, C. H. Langston, A. Flinn, Thos. Benford, C. A. Yancy.


John Booker, Granville Foster, W. D. Harris.

The following committees were then appointed:

On Business

John M. Langston, C. A. Yancy, John Booker, Charles Williams, and John I. Gaines.

On State Organization

Messrs. P. H. Clark, Charles Williams, James Poindexter,

John Booker, and A. J. Scott.

On Address

Messrs. Peter H. Clark, C. H. Langston, C. A. Yancy, D. Jenkins,

John Williams, Solomon Grimes, and A. Flinn.

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