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Proceedings of the Colored National Convention, held in Franklin Hall, Sixth Street, Below Arch, Philadelphia, October 16th, 17th and 18th, 1855.

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The following Committee was then appointed by the Chairman to examine the credentials of the delegates: Messrs. J. F. Williams, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Stephen Myers, of Albany, N. Y.; and Rev. Amos G. Beman, of New Haven, Conn.

A fervent prayer was then offered by Rev. J. C. Beman, of Middletown, Conn. While the Committee on Credentials were preparing to report, the Convention was addressed by Rev. Stephen Smith, Rev. J. Campbell, and Rev. L. A. Grimes.

The Committee on Credentials reported delegates present from the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania.



Robert Morris, John S. Rock, Leonard S. Grimes, Charles L. Remond William C. Nell, Leo. T. Lloyd, William Jackson.

RHODE ISLAND.—George T. Downing.


J. C. Beman, George II. Washington, Samuel T. Gray, A. J. Morrison, Amos G. Beman.


Stephen Myers, James W. Duffin, Jason Jeffries, William H. Topp, W. J. Hodge, Lewis H. Nelson, Daniel Russel, J. J. Simons, Joseph B. Smith, George Le Verre, Janius C. Morrell, James M. Williams, W. J. Wilson, Robert Hambleton, Edward Crosberry, Jacob R. Gibbs, Thomas J. White, J. McCune Smith, Peter A. Bell, Edward V. Clark, R. D. Kenny, C. B. Ray, Peter S. Porter, Henry Beverly, Charles L. Williams, J. W. Bowers, J. J. Scott, J. W. C. Pennington, Peter M. Gray, David Rossell, Charles S. Hodges, Fredrick Douglass, William J. Watkins, J. R. V. Morgan.

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