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Proceedings of the California State Convention of the Colored Citizens, Held in Sacramento on the 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th of October, 1865.


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On Education

W. H. Hall, T. M. D. Ward,

P. A. Bell.

On Elective Franchise

R. A. Hall, W. H. Yates,

D. W. Ruggles, E. P. Duplex,

J. R. Starkey.

Industrial Pursuits

T. M. D. Ward, E. E. Parker,

J. Madden, B. Campbell,

Wm. H. Harper, E. P. Hilton,

J. P. Dyer.

On Statistics

J. R. Starkey, Dr. Bryant,

M. L. Rogers.

On Finance

W. H. Harper, W. H. Christopher,

E. W. Parker, R. F. Shorter,

R. A. Hall.

On Public Morals

Revs. J. H. Hubbard, J. J. Moore,

P. Kellingworth.

A preamble and series of resolutions were presented by the Sacramento delegation, which were read, and on motion, referred to the Business Commitee.

Moved that all resolutions from members or delegations be read and referred to appropriate Commitees. Carried.

The Santa Clara delegation presented a preamble and resolutions adopted at a public meeting in San Jose. Read and referred to Business Committee.

Mr. Shorter presented statistics from Santa Clara county. Read and referred to appropriate Committee.

Moved, by Mr. Ward, that the Executive Committee of Sacramento be admitted to seats in this Convention. Carried.

Moved, that we hold an evening session at 7 o'clock to-morrow evening, to receive statistical information from the several delegations. Carried.

Benediction by the Chaplain. Adjourned.


Morning Session, Thursday, October 26th.

President in the Chair. Prayer by the Chaplain. Roll called. Minutes of the last meeting read and approved.

Reports of Standing Committees called for. Committee on Education reported an address, which was accepted.

Committees on Statistics, Finance, Industrial Pursuits, and Public Morals, reported progress.

Business Committee reported a Preamble and Resolutions, which were received, and while under discussion Mr. Anderson rose and said that it is probable that the minutes of this Convention will be published in pamphlet form, and the cost will probably be $100; he would therefore suggest that the

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