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Minutes of the Freedmen's Convention, Held in the City of Raleigh, on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of October, 1866


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On the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of October, 1866.

RALEIGH, N. C., OCT. 2ND, 1866.

African M. E. CHURCH, 10 O'CLOCK, A. M.

Convention met pursuant to the call made by the officers of the State Equal Rights League.

J. H. Harris, of Wake, President of the State Equal Rights league, called the house to order.

John R. Good, of Craven, Vice President.

Wm. Cawthorn, of Warren, was called upon to act as Secretary, pro. tem.

Rev. G. A. Rue was appointed to conduct the religious exercises. He opened the Convention by singing the hymn "Peace, troubled soul.”

J. R. Page, of Edenton, asked whether this was a State League or a State Convention? Which question the Chairman answered after the Convention had been thoroughly opened, refering the gentleman to articles 3rd and 7th of the Constitution of the State Equal Rights League.

On motion Marcillus Orford, of Wake, and Samuel Wilson, of New Hanover, were appointed as Sargeants at Arms.

A motion to receive the Rev. Jos. W. Wood, of Craven, as an honorary member of the Convention created a lively discussion. Motion lost.

On motion a committee of five was appointed on Credentials, consisting of Messrs. J. T. Schenck of Charlotte, Jas. Bowman

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