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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.
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On motion of Mr. SIMMS, the Committee on Resolutions were requested to report this afternoon upon the resolution relative to representation, introduced by the member from Arkansas.
On motion of Mr. BELCHER, the President was requested to appoint an Assistant Secretary.
Pursuant to the above motion, Mr. George E. Paris, of Louisiana, was appointed Assistant Secretary.
Mr. TURNER moved that the Convention adjourn at 2 P.M. and stand adjourned until 10 A.M. tomorrow.
After debate, participated in Messrs. Burch, Elliott,Grey, Bosemon, Rainey, and Belcher, the question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the member from Georgia, and decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. WEST, the Convention adjourned until 4 P.M.
The Convention assembled at 4:30 P.M
Mr. WALLS, of Georgia, in the chair.
Mr. PRICW, from the Committee on Resolutions, reported back the resolution relative to representation in the Convention, introduced by the member from Arkansas, with a recommendation that the resolution be amended so as to read, "that the voting States be taken only on a motion by the delegate proposing the question to be voted upon;" and that the resolution, as amended, be agreed to.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Belcher, Grey and Simms, the question was taken on agreeing to the amendment, and decided in the negative.
On motion of Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, the report was laid on the table.
Mr. QUARLES introduced the following resolution, which was considered immediately, and agreed to:
Resolved, That when the convention meets tomorrow, no business be entertained, except the reports of the several Committees.
Mr. DeBRUHL, of Texas, offered the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on Rules:
Resolved, that no member be allowed to speak more than once on the same subject, nor for a longer time than ten minutes.
Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, introduced the following resolutions, which were referred to the Committee on Resolutions and Communications:
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