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Report of the proceedings of the Colored National Convention held at Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 6, 1848.
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The Delegates of the National Convention of Colored Freemen, met in the Court House, Cleveland, 0., Wednesday, September 6th, 1848, 10 o'clock, A, M,
On motion of D. Jenkins of Ohio, Abner H. Francis of N. Y., was called to the chair, and William H. Burnham, of Ohio, appointed Secretary.
The enrolling of Delegates was here gone through with, and on motion, a committee of five on organization was appointed by the Chair, viz :—J.JONES, of Ill., F. Douglass, of N. Y., Henry Bibb, of Mich., C. H. Langston and J, L. Watson,. of Ohio. The Committee reported:
For President, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, of New York. For Vice President, J. JONES, of Illinois. For Secretary, WILLIAM H. DAY, of Ohio.
The report of the Committee was adopted, and the Convention added as Vice Presidents, one from each State represented, viz:—Allen Jones, of Ohio, Thomas Johnson, of Michigan, and Abner H. Francis, of New York.
For Assistant Secretaries, William H. Burnham and Justin Holland, of Ohio.
A Business Committee of seven was hen appointed. A point of order was here raised by A. H. Francis, of N. Y., as to appointing and rejecting gentlemen from the Committee who were not regular delegates, which was settled by passing a resolution, saying, that all colored persons present or who might be present were delegates, and were expected to participate as such.
The Business Committee, consisted of the following persons:—Chairman, M. R. Delany, M. D., New York; C.H. Langston, and D. Jenkins, Ohio; H. Bibb, and G. W. Tucker.
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