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Proceedings of the National Convention of the Colored Men of America: held in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 14, 15, and 16, 1869.
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On motion of Rev. W. H. Hunter, Prof. A. M. Green, of Pennsylvania, was elected temporary Secretary.
On motion, it was resolved that a committee of one from each State and Territory represented, be appointed on credentials.
After some discussion as to how the committee should be appointed, it was determined that each delegation, as their State was called, appoint one of its members to act on said committee.
A motion to take a recess of ten minutes to allow the Delegates time for consultation was lost; but on motion of Dr. H. J. Brown of Maryland was reconsidered.
The ten minutes having expired, the chair called the Convention to order, and appointed Capt. Oliver and Mr. Long Hatton, Sergeants at Arms.
The Roll of States was called and the Committee appointed on credentials as follows:
MASSACHUSETTS, F. G. BARBADOES.
RHODE ISLAND, GEORGE B. VASHON.
NEW YORK, JAMES J. SPELLMAN.
NEW JERSEY, WM. T. CATTO.
DELAWARE, J. W. LEIGHTON.
VIRGINIA, LEWIS LINDSEY.
GEORGIA, J. M. SIMMS.
ALABAMA, HALES ELSWORTH.
OHIO, HENRY THOMAS.
IOWA, ALEXANDER CLARK.
PENNSYLVANIA, GRANVILLE WOODSON.
MARYLAND, JAS. H. HILL.
NORTH CAROLINA, G. P. ROURK.
FLORIDA, G. W. LONG.
TENNESSEE, JOHN C. TATE.
MISSISSIPPI, THOMAS W. STRINGER.
KANSAS, C. H. LANGSTON.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, JOHN T. JOHNSON.
The Committee then retired, and Rev. H. H. Garnett of Pennsylvania addressed the Convention. He referred to those trying hours of the late War, not less trying and significant than those through which we have more recently passed, when every heart beat with anxious hope for the triumph of Grant, Colfax, and Victory.
He referred to the great objects of the present Convention and spoke of the advantage gained long since by meeting in such assemblies; and now he claimed
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