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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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BLACK STATE CONVENTIONS
CITY OF MARYSVILLE AND VICINITY
[Comprising part of Yuba County.]
Number of Adults...156
Children under five years of age...24
Children over five years of age...26
Estimated wealth...163, 690
Vegetable, fruit and poultry dealers...6
Engaged in Laundry business...10
Number of Churches, 2 both unfinished, though occupied.
The Baptist Church is entirely out of debt; the Methodist owes about 400. One Public School; average attendance about 20. Two Sabbath Schools, fair attendance. Mining Companies, 3; in two of which well defined ledges have been struck. The Rare Ripe Company has been incorporated, and about $2,000 has been expended upon it. The highest yield per ton, $25. No work has been done for several months, owing to some of the stock having to pass through administration. Will resume again in a few days. The morals of the people are good.
No drinking saloon, billiard saloon, nor gambling dens, in the county. No professional gamblers.
In conclusion, your Committee regret that they have not been able to present a more general report, in consequence of the small number of counties represented in the Convention, and the very short time they had to prepare the report, and the impossibility of procuring, at the present time, sufficient information to enable your Committee to prepare a report based upon the entire colored population of the State. All of which is respectfully submitted.
J. R. Starkey,
Dr. Bryant, Committee.
M. L. Rogers,
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