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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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of which the negro is charged, if it is in any instances true, it is owing to the state of slavery under which they have been kept, not allowing the faculties of the mind to be developed; therefore it is the white man's shame.
After making a few Phrenological examinations, the songs: "Washington, our Capital, is free," and John Brown's song was sung, the audience was dismissed, with the thanks of Dr. Brown.
THIRD DAY'S SESSION
Thursday, Oct. 4th, 1866.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
J. R. Good in the Chair.
Religious exercises conducted by the Chaplain, G. A. Rue, assisted by Rev. A. Bass.
The Convention then proceeded to its regular business, calling the roll of delegates, reading and approving the minutes of the previous meeting, reading the rules, &c.
Mr. Richard Tucker then stated the necessity of paying strict attention to business.
J. R. Page introduced several resolutions, which was referred to the business committee.
The remainder of the morning was spent in allowing delegates of the various counties to express their views, and make a true statement of their treatment in the counties in which they reside.
J. H. Harris, of Wake, made a few opening remarks, and retired amidst great applause.
Messrs. Jas. Bowman and J. R. Good concurred with the remarks of the President.
On motion the Convention pledged itself to raise $2,000 to build a house for School and State purposes.
Rev. Mr. Pitt, of Edgecomb, opposed the motion.
Question called for and motion carried.
On motion a Committee of three was appointed to estimate the cost of building a suitable house, consisting of Messrs. J. T. Schenck, Stewart Ellison and Caesar Johnson.
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