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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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Dr. H. J. Brown was next introduced, but he declined, as he intends to give a lecture on Phrenology and Physiology on Wednesday evening.
Rev. G. A. Rue was then called upon, who made a few pointed and humorous remarks. After which a collection was taken up to the amount of $3.18.
After singing "Sound the loud Timbrel," the Convention adjourned.
SECOND DAY'S SESSION.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 1866--9.30 O'CLOCK.
Convention assembled pursuant to adjournment.
J. H. Harris in the Chair. House called to order.
Rev. George A. Rue, Chaplain of the Convention, opened by reading the 137th Psalm, and singing the hymn "God the spring of all my joys;" he next offered a prayer.
The minutes of the previous meeting were then called for, read and approved.
After calling the roll of delegates, the rules governing the Convention were then read.
The greater part of the morning was spent in receiving the assessment made on each delegate of $1.50 to defray the expenses of the Convention.
The Committee on invitation then reported that they had received answers from Gov. Worth and other gentlemen, to whom invitations had been extended.
On motion the letters were then read to the Convention with great applause:
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
RALEIGH, N. C. Oct. 3d, 1866.
To the President and members of the colored Convention, now sitting in Raleigh.
I have received, through your Secretary, James E. O'Hara, an invitation to attend your sittings. Having learned, on all hands, that your actions are patriotic, and, in every way, praiseworthy, I thank you for your invitation and will gladly attend.
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