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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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REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Presenting the total amount of money received in the Convention from Delegates, State contributions, and church collections; the amount paid out, exceeding collections, together with the amounts due by Delegates and States.
Total amount received from tax of $1 00 from each Delegate, $132 00
" " " " church collections 17 43
" " " " State contributions 219 00
Total amount paid out, as follows:—
To Wm. Nesbit as per revised bill $81 40
" Rent Union League Hall 12 00
" " Israel Church 40 00
" Janitor " " 6 00
" Advertising in Chronicle 1 50
" National Republican 9 00
" Publishing proceedings of Convention 200 00
" A. M. Green, for " " " " 20 00
" Stationary 3 25
" 5000 copies National Committee's Address 18 00
" Mailing proceedings to Delegates 35 00
Total 426 15
Total amount received 368 43
Deficit 57 72
To meet deficit, from Delegates $39 00
" " " " " State pledges 30 00
It will be seen by this exhibit that the Committee are obligated individually to pay for the purposes of the Convention, the sum of $57 72; we were compelled to this course, in order to get the work out, and we confidently rely upon the pride, patriotism and honor of the States pledged and Delegates obligated, to promptly redeem them, which they can do by addressing me. Trusting that a just and intelligent people will endorse our action, we remain very respectfully,
Your obdt. Svt.,
WM. J. WILSON
Chairman Finance Com.
WASHINGTON. MARCH 3D.
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