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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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WM. P. NEWMAN, Cincinnati.
JOHN MALVIN, Cleveland.
J.A. DAVIS, "
JOHN M. LANGSTON, Oberlin.
HENRY LEE, "
J.M.C. Simpson, Zanesville.
G.W. Bryant, Xenia.
B.K. SAMPSON, Springfield.
H.P. HARRIS, Adrian.
HENRY F. BUTLER, "
JOHN D. RICHARDS, Detroit.
GEORGE H. PARKER, "
J. HOUSTON, Springfield.
CHARLES P. HEAD, Vicksburg.
PETER LOWREY, Nashville.
ABRAHAM SMITH, "
RANSOM HARRIS, "
MORRIS HENDERSON, Memphis.
HORATIO N. RANKIN, "
PRESTON G. WELLS, St. Louis.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
WILLIAM WILSON, Washington.
Mr. Green, of Pennsylvania, moved that the delegates whose seats are contested be not allowed to participate in the proceedings of the Convention, until the Committee on Credentials report them as entitled to full membership.—Agreed to.
On motion, W.H. Decker, from Newburg, New York, was received as a member.
Rev. H.H. Garnet moved that Mr. William Douglass, of Pennsylvania, who had lately invented a batter, which would fire six thousand times in a minute, be made an Honorary Member.—Carried with applause.
On motion of Rev. H.H. Garnet, Mr. Peyton Harris, of Buffalo, New York, was, after discussion, made an Honorary Member.
Mr. Lewis H. Putnam moved that the report of the Committee on Credentials stand as the roll of the Convention.—Agreed to.
The Committee on Credentials were, on motion, continued.
Moved by Professor E.D. Bassett, of Pennsylvania, that the delegation from each State now proceed to select one from its number; the persons so selected to constitute a Committee to nominate permanent officers of the Convention.
Dr. Randolph, of New York, moved as an amendment, that the nomination and election of permanent officers be in open Convention.
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