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Proceedings of the Southern States Convention of Colored Men, held in Columbia, S.C., commencing October 18, ending October 25, 1871.

1871SC-Regional-Columbia_Proceedings 6.pdf

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Your Committee beg leave to recommend to the Convention the name of Mr. F. G. Barbadoes, as a member from the District of Columbia. S. C. ANTOINE, Chairman.

On motion of Mr. SIMMS, of Georgia, the report was agreed to. Mr. MEYERS, of Maryland, moved that a Committee of one from each State, on Permanent Organization, be appointed by the Chair.

The motion was agreed to.

The CHAIRMAN announced the following as said Committee:

Isaac Meyers, of Maryland; James T. Rapier, of Alabama; J. H. Johnson, of Arkansas; F. J. Barbadoes, of District of Columbia; E. Belcher, of Georgia; P. B. S. Pinchback of Louisiana; S. H. Scott, of Mississippi; Wilson Cooke, of South Carolina; A. J. Flowers, of Tennessee; Richard Nelson, of Texas; George W. Price, of North Carolina.

Mr. HAYNE submitted the request of Mr. Barbadoes that his name should not appear as a delegate from the District of Columbia, that District not having elected a representative to this Convention, and he did not desire to be placed in a false position.

If it pleased the Convention, however, to admit him to a seat on the floor, he would thankfully accept the position, and consider it a compliment.

The CHAIRMAN decided that Mr. Barbadoes had already been recognized as a delegate to this Convention, and must be taken as such, unless the Convention reversed its action, by reconsideration of the report of the Committee on Credentials.

Mr. HAYNE moved that so much of the report of the Committee as relates to Mr. Barbadoes as a delegate from the District of Columbia, be reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. PINCHBACK, the motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. ELLIOTT, Mr. Blakely Gibbs, of Oberlin, Ohio, was admitted to a seat in the Convention, with the privileges of a member.

On motion of Mr. ANTOINE, the Convention, at 5:15 P. M, took a recess of thirty minutes.

At 5:45 P. M., the Convention was again called to order. Mr. WALLS resumed the chair. Mr. MEYERS, from the Committee on Permanent Organization, submitted the following

REPORT:

The Committee appointed to nominate permanent officers for this

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