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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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Prayer was offered by Rev. William P. Newman, of Cincinnati, O.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
On motion of Mr. Stephen Myers, of Albany, Mr. James F. Murray, of Bangor, Maine, and Mr. Samuel Scott, of New Orleans, La., were elected honorary members.
On motion of Rev. Mr. James, Mr. Bruce, of Rochester, N.Y., was elected to fill the vacancy in the Committee upon Credentials, cause by the election of Mr. Douglass as President of the Convention.
Mr. Davenger, of Pennsylvania, moved that the President appoint one from each delegation, to constitute a Business Committee.
Mr. Basset, of Philadelphia, moved, as an amendment, that the President appoint one or more from each delegation; and that said Committee be allowed to choose from its members its own chairman.
Mr. Green, of Pennsylvania, moved that this motion be laid upon the table; which, after discussion, was rejected.
Mr. Lee, of Ohio, moved, as an amendment, that each delegation appoint its member of that Committee. Lost.
After considerable discussion, the original amendment prevailed; and the motion, as amended, was adopted.
Mr. Clark, of Ohio, moved that a Committee of five be appointed by the chair, to report a schedule of rules for the government of the Convention. Carried.
Mr. Clark, of Ohio, moved that the chair appoint a Committee upon Finance. Carried.
Mr. Brown, of Massachusetts, moved that all business must come before the Convention through the Business Committee. Carried.
The President appointed the following-named gentlemen as a Business Committee:—
H.H. GARNET, District of Columbia.
EBENEZER D. BASSETT, Pennsylvania.
J.C. GIBBS, Pennsylvania.
PETER H. CLARK, Ohio.
J.M. LANGSTON, "
JOHN S. ROCK, Massachusetts.
GEORGE L. RUFFIN, Massachusetts.
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