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State Convention of the Colored People of North Carolina, Raleigh, September 29, 1865


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enslaved. He is now greatly proscribed in his own home by the ultra, pro-slavery, and rebel portion of the community in which he lives.

On motion of Mr. J. Harris, the address of the Hon. Horace Greeley to the colored people of North Carolina was then read to the Convention, and was greeted with applause.

Mr. Harris moved that the address be received, placed on the records, and published with the proceedings of the Convention. Adopted.

The Rev. Mr. Bass moved a vote of thanks of the Convention to Mr. Greeley for his very timely and friendly address, which was also adopted.

The Tribune, containing the document, was distributed to the delegates of the Convention.

The following resolutions concluded the report of the Business Committee:

Resolved, That we are in favor of our Government and the Union against all enemies at home or abroad, that our fathers fought to establish and we will fight to maintain them, that we will not hesitate in the prompt performance of our duty to the nation in her hour of peril, and that we will prove by our habits of industry and respectability, that we are worthy of citizenship among the people of North Carolina.

Resolved, That we hail the event of emancipation, the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau, protecting the Interest of the colored people of the South--the recognition of the Independence of Hayti2 and the Republic of Llberia;3 the admission of Mr. Rock,4 to the bar of the Supreme Court; the establishment of schools for more than 75,000 freed children; the proposed amendment to the Federal Constitution,5 and its indorsement by various State Legislatures; the progress of an enlightened sentiment of moral obligation and progress of Republican liberty everywhere with joy and thanksgiving, as turning a bright page in our history, etc.

Resolved, That we hail with satisfaction the efforts of that portion of the Republican party of which Messrs. Chase, and Sumner, and Stevens,6 and Greeley, are the heads, to secure to the colored citizens their rights through the action of Congress, against any and all who oppose those rights.

Resolved, That we view with pride the rapid progress that is making on the part of our young men in the [Illegible] our cause of education, in the pursuit of all honorable industry, the organization of Lyceums, etc., also thanking various editors who were publishing papers devoted to equal rights for all men.

Resolved, That we hall to-day's issue of the Journal of Freedom, published in this city by Mr. Brooks, with joy; we value his able editorials and will give him our cordial support.

National Anti-Slavery Standard, October 14, 1865.

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