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Liberty, and equality before the law. :Proceedings of the Convention of the Colored People of Va., held in the city of Alexandria, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5, 1865.

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BLACK STATE CONVENTIONS

denounced it, warning the president that the Administration must under no circumstances abandon its conservative policies, and issued a counter-proclamation to the army denouncing any and all proposals to free slaves.

He was invited to become president of the University of California in 1868, and of Union College in 1869, but declined both offers. From 1878 to January 1881 he served as governor of New Jersey.

14. In Hebrew the term Ebenezer signifies "stone of help." Such a stone was set up (near Shen) by Samuel to commemorate the victory over the Philistines. See I Sam. iv. 1-5, vii. 12.

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