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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 43.pdf

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37

ALABAMA, by J. H. KEEFER, $35,00

RHODE ISLAND, " G. T. DOWNING, 10,00

MASSACHUSETTS, " F. G. BARBADOES, 10,00

NEW YORK, " FRED. DOUGLASS, $5

WM. RICH, $5 } 10,00

PENNSYLVANIA, " DELEGATION, 20,50

MARYLAND, " G. A. HACKET, $5

ROBT. SORRELL. 5 } 10,00

IOWA, " ALEXANDER CLARK, 10,00

TENNESSEE, " DELEGATION, 10,00

NORTH CAROLINA, " G. P. ROURK, 10,00

MISSISSIPPI, " T. W. STRINGER, 10,00

ILLINOIS, " HON. H. P. H. BROMWELL, $10

DELEGATION, 10 } 20 00

DISTRICT COLUMBIA, " DELEGATION, $10

HON. MR. DURAND 10 } 20 00

LOUISIANA, " J. W. MENARD, 10,00

GEORGIA, " H. M. TURNER 10,00

NEW MEXICO, " HON. KIRBY BENEDICT, 10 00

VIRGINIA, " GEO. T. DOWNING, 5 00

DELAWARE, " EDWARD M. DAVIS, Esq. 5 00

KENTUCKY, " W. H. GIBSON, 5 00

NEW JERSEY, " WM. J. WILLSON, 2 00

SOUTH CAROLINA, " H. M. TURNER, 10 00

OHIO, " JOHN M. LANGSTON, 10 00

MAINE " C. D. SHEPHERD, 5 00

KANSAS " COL. HINTON, 7 00

$234 50

Brief, pointed, and congratulatory remarks were made during the collection of State contributions. When New Mexico was called, Hon. Kirby Benedict, formerly Chief Justice of that Territory, arose and after explaining his great pleasure in listening to the proceedings, stated that he desired that the thousands of intelligent, and loyal colored men of New Mexico should be represented, even at that late hour, in the Convention; he therefore in their behalf, as an encouragement and endorsement of Republican principles from them, made, his donation. His remarks were received with applause, and his name, on motion of F. G. Barbadoes, was ordered enrolled as an honorary member.

Mr. Downing, Chairman of the Business Committee, submitted the following:

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