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Report on the Virginia State Colored Convention held in Richmond, May 27, 1869.


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Cornelius Harris asked that visitors be requested not to take part in the proceedings.

Chair: "I will request visitors, and you (Cornelius) included, to let the delegates use their own judgment."

On motion, "Mr." Scott was appointed temporary sergeant-at-arms.

"Dr." Norton, being called upon, addressed the Convention. He spoke in favor of civil equality in every respect, but said that the question of social equality would govern itself. He did not believe that was claimed by this Convention. He excused himself from extended remarks, as he was fatigued from travel.

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