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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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The amendment was sustained by Stephen Myers, and Wm. H. Johnson, of New York, and opposed by E. Weaver, of Pennsylvania.

Robert Hamilton, of New York, moved to amend the amendment, so as to elect by ballot.

Mr. Downing, of Rhode Island, opposed Mr. Hamilton's amendment. He thought that the appointment of a Nominating Committee would relieve the matter of all difficulty.

The Convention then negatived both amendments, and adopted the original motion made by Professor Bassett.

Dr. P.W. Ray, of New York, moved that the Convention take a recess of five minutes, to enable the delegations to agree upon their representatives.--Carried.

The following persons were then named members of the Committee upon Permanent Organization:—

Maine....................SAMUEL J. MURRAY,

Massachusetts..............GEORGE L. RUFFIN,

Rhode Island...............GEORGE T. DOWNING,

Connecticut................PETER H. NOTT,

New York.................ROBERT HAMILTON,

New Jersey................WILLIAM HOWARD DAY,

Pennsylvania...............J.C. GIBBS,

Virginia..................WILLIAM KEELING,

North Carolina.............A.H. GALLOWAY,

Mississippi.................CHARLES P. HEAD,

Louisiana..................JAMES H. INGRAHAM,

Tennessee..................PETER LOWREY,

Florida...................JAMES M. SCOTTRON,

Missouri..................P.G. WELLS,

Ohio......................PETER H. CLARK,

Michigan.................H.P. HARRIS.

The Committee on Permanent Organization retired, and Mr. Frederick Douglass was called upon to address the Convention. Mr. Douglass came forward and addressed the Convention at length, making one of his most able and eloquent speeches, which was frequently applauded.

The Nominating Committee, through their Chairman, Mr. Robert Hamilton, unanimously reported the following:—

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