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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 44.pdf

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and it would be well to get the expression of the entire Convention in reference to such matters.

Mr. SCOTT thought the resolution should be considered at once. So much had already been referred to the Committees that they were very much behind the Convention. He was in favor of the resolution and its adoption.

Mr. SIMMS opposed the consideration of the resolution, and, moved its reference to the Committee. He thought the views of the members, as expressed in the various resolutions introduced, could be better digested by the Committees, and embodied in their reports to the Convention.

Mr. BURCH said he did not desire to make either the Convention or himself appear ridiculous; if he did so, it was an error of the head, and not of the heart. It was different from any resolution heretofore introduced. It simply returns a vote of thanks for favors received. If returning the thanks of this Convention to any department of Government for protection afforded, is going to make the Convention ridiculous, then they should be made ridiculous every day.


The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the special order, to wit:

Resolutions introduced by the member from the District of Columbia.

On motion of Mr. PINCHBACK, the further consideration of the special order was postponed to 2 P.M. this day.


The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the second special order, to wit:

Report of the Committee on Finance, on expenses of printing, &c, of the Convention.

On motion of Mr. DEVEAUX, the report was amended by striking out the words "five hundred," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one thousand," so as to provide for the printing of one thousand copies of the proceedings.

On motion of Mr. DEVEAUX, the additional sum of $27.50 was added to the amount reported by the Committee on Finance, requisite for printing the proceedings of the Convention.

Mr. DEVEAUX, from the Committee on Printing, made the following


The Committee on Printing respectfully recommend that one thousand copies of the proceeding of the Convention, together with the rules, be printed for the use of the members of the Convention.

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