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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.

1869 National Convention in Washington DC 12.pdf

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It was reasonable and just that large communities should be represented by large delegations, and he thought that in view of the great disparity which existed in the number of the colored population of the States, the representation was both just and equal.

Mr. Hacket, of Maryland, favored the motion.

Mr. Stringer, of Mississippi, favored a representation based on numbers.

Mr. Brown, of Pennsylvania, favored the motion.

The list of Delegates was then demanded, and was read as follows:

MASSACHUSETTS.

F. G. BARBADOES, RICHARD SMITH,* T. S. BOSTON.*

RHODE ISLAND.

GEORGE T. DOWNING, GEORGE B. VASHON, A. T. AUGUSTA, JOHN T. WAUGH, JOHN T. GASKIN.*

NEW YORK.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS, J. SELLA MARTIN, H. C. MOULSON, RUFUS L. PERRY, J. J. SPELLMAN, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Jr., J. B. TINSLY, LEWIS H. DOUGLASS, J. N. GLOUCESTER, RILEY WHITE, S. T. JONES, Wm. RICH.*

NEW JERSEY.

Wm. T. CATO, CHARLES H. THOMPSON, Wm. E. MIDDLETON, JOHN W. STEVENSON, J. M. WILLIAMS, J. H. A. JOHNSON, GEORGE G. COLLINS, Wm. J. WILSON.

PENNSYLVANIA.

H. H. GARNETT, GRANVILLE S. WOODSON, Wm. E. WELCH. CHARLES B. PURVIS, J. B. MURRAY, A. L. STILL, JAMES W. BROWN, A. J. BILLOWS, J. G. FRY, A. M. GREEN, Wm. NESBIT, CASSIUS M. BROWN, MOSES ANDERSON, A. S. FISHER, J. C. BUSTILL, W. D. FORTEN, JAMES CORNELIUS, SAMUEL MOLSON, P. N. JUDAH, D. D. TURNER, B. K. SAMPSON, SAMUEL VANBRAKLE, LEZIERE BROWN, M. CUPIT, W. H. HUNTER, E. D. BASSETT, J. P. CAMPBELL, GEORGE W. BUCK, ROBERT BOSTON, H. J. RHODES, GEORGE MOLSON, WILLIAM WHIPPER, I C. WEIR, O. L. C. HUGHES, THOMAS H. N. GOUGH, A. LEE J. C. BOWERS,* REV. ABRAM COLE,* J. W. DEVINE,* Wm. PETERSON,* S. A. NEALE, * B. F. PULPRESS,* MISS H. C. JOHNSON,* ROBERT PURVIS.*

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