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Proceedings of the State Convention of Coloured Men of the State of New Jersey, Held in the City of Trenton, N.J., July 13th and 14th, 1865; With a Short Address to the Local People of New Jersey, Together with the Constitution of the Equal Rights League of the State of New Jersey.

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eleven ($11.00) dollars; Pennington, Gouldtown, (Bridgeton) Salem City, each ($9.00) dollars; Egg Harbor, seven ($7.00) dollars; and Cape May, nine ($9.00) dollars, into the treasury by the first of September, 1865, to defray expense of having this state represented in the National League.

The committee report on address, which, on motion was adopted and ordered to be printed. (See appendix.)

On motion a copy was to be sent to the Christian Recorder, the Anglo African and Colored Citizen.

On motion the Corresponding Secretary was paid one dollar and fifty cents for stationery &c.

On motion the treasurer's bond is to be held by the Recording Secretary.

On motion, the Secretaries receive each two dollars and fifty cents, lost.

On motion, the evening session was devoted to business.

On motion, adjourned.

Evening Session.

The League was called to order at the hour appointed by the President, opened by Rev. Wm. Hamilton by singing

Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear,

and prayer.

On calling the roll it was ascertained that thirty members had paid the stipulated fee of one dollar and fifty cents, and became full members of the League.

On motion the resolutions relative to taking the census &c., were taken up and discussed.

On motion a committee of three, consisting of Wm. Steward, N. H. Turpin and J.B.Hamilton was appointed to divide the State into districts, seven in all, containing not more than three nor less than two counties in a district.

While the committee was out, the President called upon the Rev. T. H. Cooper to address the audience, who declined on the plea of indisposition. J. W. Stephenson is next called for, who promptly responds, and entertained the audience until the committee returned.

The committee, through their Chairman, reports the following divisions:

Division 1. Warren and Sussex Counties.

   "         2. Morris, Passaic, Bergen "
   "         3. Hudson, Essex, Somerset Counties.
   "         4. Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex"
   "         5. Burlington, Ocean, Monmouth
   "         6. Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic"
   "         7. Salem, Cumberland, Cape May "

Which was, on motion of Mr. Reading, received and adopted.

On motion, the Recording Secretary was compensated with five ($5.00) dollars, and the Corresponding Secretary with two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for their labors.

On motion a vote of thanks was tendered to the Pastor and Trustees of the church.

On motion a vote of thanks was tendered to the President for the able manner in which he has conducted the business of this body.

On motion the minutes were read, approved and adopted, and ordered to be printed.

On motion the League now adjourns until the second Tuesday in September, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, (1866)

Wm. Steward, Recording Secretary.


Immediately on the adjournment of the League, the Executive met, two of its members, however, being absent.

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