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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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By request, Rev. G.A. Rue sung the Loud Timbrel, whilst the audience assisted in the chorus.
A collection was then taken up. J.R. Caswell made a few remarks on the decrepid state of financial matters. Col. Brady then presented to the Convention $50,00 to assist in defraying its expenses.
A motion was made to express sincere thanks to Col. Brady for his magnanimous and liberal gift. After which the vote of thanks was tendered and three hearty cheers given for Col. Brady and the American flag.
After singing of the doxologies and receiving the benediction, the Convention adjourned sine die.
We are pleased to know through the statements made by the delegates of the various Counties, that notwithstanding various outrages are being committed on our people, that the mass of whites are favorable to our elevation.
Whole number of delegates present 111. Number of counties represented 82.
J.E. O'HARA Convention Reporter.
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