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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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ple, and showing that the aristocracy are governed by interest more than by principle.

         Moved, by W. H. Hall, that so much of the report of the Committee on Education as refers to asking the Legislature for an endowment to the San Jose School be stricken out. Carried.
        Mry Hoyt advised the forming of joint stock companies for farming and other purposes. He had had experience in some of the Western States. In new countries joint stock companies for agricultural purposes were very successful--the individuals generally made more money than those who worked separately.

The Committee appointed to nominate a State Executive Committee, presented the following Report:

There are fifteen Judicial Districts in this State, all of which are not represented in this Convention, and we believe some have a very small population of colored persons. Your Committee have therefore made the selection according to their best judgment;

1st District---Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara---no nomination.

2d District---Tehama, Butte, Plumas, and Lassen-John C. Jenkins.

3d District---Alameda, Monterey, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz-R. F. Shorter.

4th District---Northern part of San Francisco--John J. Moore.

5th District---San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Mono, and Alpine. W. Lee.

6th District---Sacramento and Yolo-Basil Campbell.

7th District---Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solana, Sonoma, and Lake-Ed. Hatton.

8th District---Klamath, Del Norte, and Humboldt-no nomination.

9th District---Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity-. J. Pindell.

10th District---Sutter, Yuba, Colusa, and Sierra-Edward P. Duplex.

11th District---El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras-James Cefos.

12th District---Southern part of San Francisco, and San Mateo. A. Hall.

13th District---Fresno, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tulare-Moses I. Rogers.

14th District---Nevada and Placer-D. D. Carter.

15th District---San Francisco and Contra Costa-. H. Yates.

The Committee recommended the following resolutions:

I---That two additional members be appointed to represent the State at large.

II---The Committee to complete their organization by selecting their officers and making all necessary appointments.

III---The Committee have power to fill all vacancies.


P. A. Bell,

Jas. Cefos,

J. R. Starkey,

W. H. Christopher,

E. A. Clark,

The report was adopted, with the recommendations.

On motion of E. A. Clarke, P. A. Bell, of San Francisco, and W. H. Harper, of Sacramento, were appointed to represent the State at large.

Rev. J. J. Moore read an instructive essay on our moral, religious and political duties, which was referred to the Publishing Committee.

The President left his seat, and it was occupied by Wm. H. Hall, when it was moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to the Executive Committee of Sacramento for the arrangements they made for holding the Convention. Carried.

Moved, that we tender a vote of thanks to the ladies of Sacramento for their general attendance at the meetings of the Convention. Carried.

Moved, that a vote of thanks be tendered to Rev. M. C. Briggs for the gratuitous use of his Church yesterday. Carried.

Moved, that a unanimous vote of thanks be tendered to the President of this Convention, for the judicious manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of the Convention, the impartiality of his decisions, and the

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