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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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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.
Adults 55 Children 20
General laborers 12
One church, and one schoolhouse.
Estimated valuation of property $25,000
REV. P. KELLINGWORTH
Delegate from Sonoma.
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.
Number of Families 10
Quartz Miners 10
Placer Miners 20
Estimated value of property $20,000
M. L. ROGERS, Delegate from Mariposa.
There being no delegate from this, the adjoining county, Mr. Rogers made the following report:
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