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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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Finance Committee—Stephen Smith, of Pa.; Aaron Still, Pa.; Chas. L. Remond, Mass.; G.V. Nelson, Pa., and J. J. Simons, N. Y.
The committee on rules then made a report recommending "Cushing's Manual of Parliamentary Practice."
A motion then prevailed, after some discussion, to return the report to the committee, with instructions to report a few written rules for the government of the Convention. Where upon all the committee resigned.
A committee was then appointed to draw up a set of written rules. The committee consisted of Messrs. Wm. H. Topp, of N. Y.; S. Golden, Pa., and J. C. Morrell, N. Y. Convention then adjourned for one hour.
The Convention met according to adjournment, the President in the Chair.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Wm. T. Catts.
On motion, E. J. Marsh was appointed on the committee on credentials, in place of Beman, appointed President.
On motion, Edward Galpin, of Connecticut, was admitted a corresponding member.
Rev. Adam S. Driver and Rev. Stephen Smith, of Pennsylvania, Samuel T. Gray, Conn., and William C. Nell, Mass., were appointed a committee on statistics.
On motion, Mr. Reese, of New Jersey, was admitted a corresponding member.
The Chair then announced that he had a communication from Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, of New-York, which was referred to the business committee.
On motion, Mr. William Whipper, of Columbia, Pa., was admitted a corresponding member.
A communication from Mr. J. W. Lewis was referred to the business committee.
A motion to appoint a committee of three to read letters of correspondence, was lost.
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