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Proceedings of the Convention of Colored People Held in Dover, Del., January 9, 1873.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF COLORED PEOPLE, HELD IN DOVER, DEL.

Dover, Del., January 9, 1873.

Pursuant to a call issued during the month of December, 1872, the colored people of Delaware met in Convention in Whatcoate's Chapel, of the M. E. Church, in Dover, Del., at 2 P. M.

TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION.

Mr. Samuel Segars was called to the chair, and L. J. Coppin and A. R. Henry were appointed temporary Secretaries.

A Committee of three, consisting of Rev. T. G. Stewart, D. P. Hamilton, and Solomon Cooper were appointed on credentials.

Committee on permanent organization, Charles R. Horsey, John R. Fisher, T. G. Steward.

Convention then took a recess to allow Committees time to prepare their reports.

Convention called to order. Committee on Credentials reported the following roll of delegates :—

Appoquinimink, (North)...John M. Clayton.

Appoquinimink, (South)......Samuel Laws.

Broadkiln..........................Henry B. Tingle

Baltimore.............................John Jacobs.

Christiana, (North).............George Riggs.

Cedar Creek.....................John Shockley.

Duck Creek.....................Lewis Hamilton.

Dover, (West,)..................John R. Fisher.

Dover, (East)................Solomon Cooper.

Dagsboro'.............................John Tingle.

Kenton...............................Jacob Bryant.

Little Creek.......................Minus Delany.

Murderkill, (North)......Prince N. Caldwell.

Murderkill, (South)..............Wm. H. Gray.

Milford........................Charles R. Horsey.

Pencader......................James H. Duckry.

Red Lion.........................Shadrick Boyer.

St. Georges, (West).....Thomas H. Gould.

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