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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.

1865CA.16.pdf

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CALIFORNIA, 1865

this county, called the Phoenixonian Institute," which was organized in the year 1862, and is now in a prosperous condition.

Most of the colored people are engaged in agriculture--very few are employed as menials. They are sober, industrious, religious, and plain-dealing people.


SONOMA COUNTY

Adults 55 Children 20


Occupations

Farmers 10

Carpenters 2

Blacksmiths 2

Barbers 7

General laborers 12

One church, and one schoolhouse.

Estimated valuation of property $25,000

REV. P. KELLINGWORTH

Delegate from Sonoma.


NAPA COUNTY

Amt. of property, real and personal, $51,000

One school, established by the Board of Education. Owing to the limited amount of money in the School Fund the parents are assessed $1.50 per month for each scholar. In several districts where there are not ten colored children, those that are living in such districts are growing up in ignorance.

There are no colored churches.

WM. H. CHRISTOPHER, Delegate from Napa.


MARIPOSA COUNTY

Number of Families 10

Children 20

Quartz Miners 10

Placer Miners 20

Ranchers 5

Blacksmiths 2

Barbers 2

Painter 1

Boot-maker 1

Tailor 1

Estimated value of property $20,000

M. L. ROGERS, Delegate from Mariposa.


MERCED COUNTY

There being no delegate from this, the adjoining county, Mr. Rogers made the following report:

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