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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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the Convention, and the citizens of Washington for their uniform kindness and hospitality.
Mr. Downing arose to a question of privilege. He stated that the newspaper report referring to the admission of Ex-President Roberts, as an honorary member, did not do him justice, in simply stating that he moved to lay the motion to admit on the table. He suggested to the member presenting Mr. Roberts' name, to withdraw his motion, as he was satisfied that it could not pass. He positively declined to do so, and to prevent further unpleasant discussion he moved to table the subject. He cherished a high regard for Mr. Roberts, personally, but to admit him, as an honorary member, with his connections, and sympathies with the Colonization Society, so prominent, would be accepted by that society, and the American people, as an endorsement by the Convention, of the American Colonization Society.
Senator Thayer and Representative Bromwell were then introduced to the Convention, and addressed them briefly; at the conclusion of which Mr. Langston made a motion that Delegates remaining in the city, and citizens generally, meet at the Church on Monday evening next, for the purpose of expressing their regard and esteem for the late Thaddeus Stevens. It was agreed to, and Rev. H. H. Garnett was invited to preside.
On motion, it was resolved, that the Publishing Committee are authorized to send five copies of the proceedings to each contributing member as soon as they are published.
Mr. Mabson, of North Carolina, moved that the Convention adjourn sine die.
The President, before putting the motion, made a feeling address, when the Convention, after singing two verses of "Old John Brown" and the "Doxology" adjourned sine die.
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