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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 34.pdf

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Whereas, the State of Texas is one of the largest and wealthiest States of the United States of America; and whereas, we, the people of Texas, without distinction of race or color, do cordially invite emigration of the people from the different States of the United States to come and share with us, and take part and parcel of our gold and silver domain; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the people of Texas be requested to furnish all possible information sought by all parties wishing to emigrate to that State.

Mr. PRICE, from the Committee on Resolutions, reported on the resolution introduced by the gentleman from the District of Columbia, that the Committee had had the same under consideration, and recommended that it do pass.

Laid over for considerations.

Mr. FLOWERS, from Tennessee, offered the following, which was referred to the Committee on Resolutions:

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed by the chair to wait on the different railroad superintendents in the City of Columbia, South Carolina, to ascertain whether or not the members of this Convention can procure tickets at any reduced price, in returning to their homes; and that said Committee shall report to this Convention, as soon as possible, what reduction can be obtained.

Resolved, That these resolutions be referred to the Committee on Finance.

Mr. CAIN, of South Carolina, introduced the following, and asked a suspension of the rules, that it might be considered immediately, which was granted:

Whereas, we believe that it would be gratifying to many in this community to attend a public meeting under the auspices of this Convention, and thus enjoy the pleasure of hearing some of the distinguished gentlemen in our midst; therefore, be it

Resolved, That this morning, and that of to-morrow, (Saturday,) be set apart for addresses before the public; and the Finance Committee be requested to make necessary arrangements to carry this resolution into effect, and thus afford an opportunity to those who may be desirous of contributing to the support of the Convention.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Deveaux, Ransier, Cain and Rainey, the question was taken on agreeing to the resolution, and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. ANTOINE introduced the following, which was considered immediately, and agreed to:

Resolved, That the rules be so amended as to limit the time for speaking to ten instead of fifteen minutes.

On motion of Mr. Quarles, the Convention proceeded to the consideration of the report (favorable) of the Committee on Resolutions on the resolutions introduced by Mr. Barbadoes, which were as follows:

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