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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 28.pdf

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Mr. BURCH, from the Committee on Education, reported progress, and asked for further time.

Mr. RAINEY, from the Committee on Finance, made the following


The Finance Committee, having had under consideration the expenses necessarily connected with this body, beg leave respectfully to submit the following report:

For printing proceedings... $200 For Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeepers and Pages... 50 Incidental expenses... 80

Total... $330

Your Committee find that there are present in the Convention forty-four (44) members. It is therefore necessary that each should be assessed $7.50, to enable them to raise the required amount, viz: $330.

(Signed) J. H. RAINEY, Chairman.

Mr. Grey moved that the report be agreed to.

After debate, participatad in by Messrs. Rainey, Grey, Nash and Belcher,

On Motion, of Mr. NASH, the report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. PRICE, from the Committee on Resolutions, to whom was recommitted a Resolution relative to giving each State the number of votes to which it is entitled, reported back the same, with a report that they had had the same under consideration, and recommended that it do pass, as follows:

Whereas, in view of the general activity in the various States consequent upon the importance of the coming political compaign of 1872, many very worthy representatives of the people have been prevented from attending upon the deliberations of this body; therefore, be it

Resolved, That equal justice may be done to all, and that each State may have the full weight of her influence in the deliberations of this body, that each State's representatives be allowed to cast her full vote, through their chairman, on all the questions coming before the Convention.

Mr. CAMPBELL, of Georgia, offered the following as a substitute:

Resolved, That we recognize all the delegates now enrolled as members of this Convention, each entitled to a vote on all question that may be brought before this body.

Resolved, That each member of this Convention have an equal vote, the same as each member of the House of Representatives of the United States, with the privilege of casting the full vote of his delegation, if on the roll of this Convention, unless without this city or absent without leave.

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