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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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GEORGE T. DOWNING, Rhode Island.
WM. H. JOHNSON, New York.
P.B. RANDOLPH, "
J. SELLA MARTIN, "
W.H. DECKER, "
J.H. INGRAHAM, Louisiana.
D.P. SEATON, New Jersey.
RANSOM HARRIS, Tennessee.
MORRIS HENDERSON, Tennessee.
CHARLES P. HEAD, Mississippi.
SAMUEL M. SCOTTRON, Florida.
E.G. CORPREW, Virginia.
P.G. WELLS, Missouri.
A.H. GALLOWAY, North Carolina.
J.D. RICHARDS, Michigan.
F.L. CORDOZA, Connecticut.
J. HOUSTON, Illinois.
S.J. MURRAY, Maine.
COMMITTEE ON RULES:
PETER W. RAY, M.D.
ALFRED M. GREEN.
PROF. G.B. VASHON,
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE:
GEORGE B. VASHON.
Mr. J.M. Langston, of Ohio, moved that we set aside the evenings of the Convention for public speaking. Carried.
The Chair appointed, as Committee upon Public Speaking, Messrs. J.M. Langston, James Jefferson, and John Malvin. Mr. Langston declined; and P,B. Randolph, of New York, was substituted.
Mr. Langston, of Ohio, moved that Rev. Mr. Bryant, of Ohio, act as Chaplain of the Convention. Carried.
Mr. Bassett asked to be excused from acting as Secretary. The Convention at first refused, but finally excused him; and O.C. Hughes was elected to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Frederick Douglass was requested to entertain the Convention during the absence of the Business Committee. He declined; and introduced Mr. William Wells Brown, of Massachusetts, who addressed the Convention at length.
After which, Messrs. B.K. Sampson, of Ohio, Mr. Wright, of New York, and others, addressed the Convention.
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