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Proceedings of the National Convention of Colored Men; held in the City of Syracuse, N.Y.; October 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1864; with the Bill of Wrongs and Rights; and the Address to the American People

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Rev. Mr. Garnet was now called upon, and addressed the Convention. He eloquently discussed the propriety and necessity for holding conventions, and the duty of this Convention to strengthen the hands of the soldier, and to use its influence towards promoting education and temperance. The address was received with favor, and was frequently applauded.

The Committee on Credentials reported the names of delegates whose seats were not contested. The full list, as corrected, is as follows:—

MAINE.

SAMUEL J. MURRAY, Portland.

WILLIAM W. RUBY, "

JAMES F. MURRAY, Bangor.

MASSACHUSETTS.

JOHN S. ROCK, Boston.

GEORGE L. RUFFIN, "

JOHN B. SMITH, "

WM. W. BROWN, Cambridgeport.

EBENEZER HEMMENWAY, Worcester.

SAMUEL HARRISON, Pittsfield.

RHODE ISLAND.

GEO. T. DOWNING, Newport.

JAS. JEFFERSON, Providence.

CONNECTICUT.

F.L. CORDOZO, Hartford.

PETER H. NOTT, "

MINOR MARS, "

EDW. C. FREEMAN, "

WM. F. JOHNSON, Bridgeport.

ABRAM J. MORRISON, New Milford.

R.J. COWES, New Haven.

NEW YORK.

ROBT. HAMILTON, N.Y. City.

SINGLETON JONES, "

J.W.C. PENNINGTON, "

P.B. RANDOLPH, "

HENRY H. GARNET, N.Y. City.

J. SELLA MARTIN, Brooklyn.

R.H. CAIN, "

LEWIS H. PUTNAM, "

PETER H. WILLIAMS (honorary), Brooklyn.

PETER W. RAY, Brooklyn.

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, Albany.

GEORGE W. JOHNSON, "

STEPHEN MYERS, "

JAMES C. MATTHEWS, "

________ ELKINS (honorary), "

ROBERT JACKSON, "

JOHN CUTLER, "

H.W. JOHNSON, Cunandaigua.

ANDREW B. SLATER, "

W.W. DENIKE (honorary), Utica.

WILLIAM GREY, "

F.P. LAPIERRE, "

F.C. LIPPINS, "

PETER FREEMAN, "

SAMUEL DOVE, "

JAMES H. WASHINGTON, "

FRANCIS J. PECK, Buffalo.

GEORGE WEIR, "

GEORGE DOVER, "

SAMUEL MURRAY, "

PEYTON HARRIS (honorary), Buffalo.

FRED'K DOUGLASS, Rochester.

JAMES TAYLOR, "

THOMAS JAMES, "

WILLIAM H. BRUCE, "

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