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

1869VA-Richmond-day1.6.pdf

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Crockett: "Well, if you didn't know parliamentary law in Massachusetts, we knew it in Old Virginia."

Bayne: "I was speckin' of"—

Member (interrupting): "Massachusetts."

Bayne; "I wasn't no such thing. I was speaking of here."

After further discussion and confusion, in course of which such remarks as "Dat's ungentlemanly." "I won't take my seat, and I hope the Convention will sustain me." and "Brother President, a word with with you, ef you choose," were heard, it was determined to appoint a committee of nine on permanent organization. The committee was appointed, retired, and the Convention took recess until 5 o'clock.

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