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Proceedings of the Iowa State Colored Convention : held in the city of Des Moines ; Wednesday and Thursday, February 12th and 13th, 1868.

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329

IOWA, 1868

Alex. Clark then read the call for the Convention.

On motion, the delegates were requested to report their names to the Secretary by credentials or otherwise.

The following names were then read as delegates:

Rev. J. W, Malone, Keokuk............................. $1.00

Alexander Clark, Muscatine................................ 1.00

Rev. Jesse Bass, " ............................................. 1.00

Calvin Montgomery, Tipton, ............................... 1.00

Rev. P. C. Cooper, Davenport,........................... 1.00

Rev. J. S. Skipworth, Oskaloosa,.........................1.00

G. Phelps, " ........................................................1.00

T. A. Bush, " ........................................................1.00

J. D. Waterford, ".................................................. .50

G. Benson, Clinton, ............................................ 1.00

J. D. Walker, Toledo,........................................... 1.00

Rev. H. Lewis, " .................................................. 1.00

M. Halowa, Newton, ........................................... 1.00

C. H. Davis, " ...................................................... 1.00

H. Vinson, " .........................................................

Thomas Benton, Washington, ............................ 1.00

W. H. Davis, Albia,.............................................. 1.00

S. D. Dunkin, Des Moines,...................................

T. L. Carter, " " ................................................... 1.00

I. S. Carter, " " .................................................... 1.00

W. White, " " ........................................................

J. Williamson, " " .................................................

A. W. Champion, Des Moines............................. 1.00

J. Forde, " " ......................................................... 1.00

E. James, ” " ....................................................... 1.00

P. W. C. Lawson, " " ........................................... 1.00

D. Miller, " " ......................................................... 1.00

Rev. S. T. Wells, " ................................................exempt.

G. W. Kinney " " .................................................. 1.00

R. Drake, " " ................................. .......................

S. J. Harris, " " .................................................... 1.00

J. E. Hugard, Dubuque, . .................................... 1.00

James Howard, Iowa City,................................... 1.00

Clinton— paid by G. Benson,.................. ............ 2.00

Tipton— paid by C. Montgomery.......................... 2.00

Washington— paid by T. Benson,........................ 2.00

Oskaloosa— paid by J. S. Skipworth,.................. 2.00

Iowa City— paid by James Howard,..................... 2.00

On motion of Rev. J. W. Malone, the following committee was appointed by the chair to nominate officers for the Convention: Rev. J. W. Malone, • I. S. Carter, C. Montgomery, Rev. J. S. Skipworth and Thos. Benton.

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at 2 p.m.

Afternoon Session.

The Convention met at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. T. Wells, President pro tem., in the chair. Prayer by Rev. P. C. Cooper.

The committee on nominations reported, by their chairman, J. W. Malone, the following named persons as the officers of the Convention: President, Rev. J. W. Malone; Vice-Presidents, Revs. S. T. Wells and P. C. Cooper; Secretary, Alex. Clark; Assistant Secretaries, T. L. Carter and T. A. Bush.

On motion, the chair appointed a committee of three on credentials: Revs. Jesse Bass, C. Montgomery, J. S. Skipworth.

The committee reported 31 delegates present.

Major Henry O'Connor, Attorney-General of the State, 2 was introduced to the Convention by Alex. Clark; also, Rev. Jacob Mahin, of Muscatine, Hon. S. D. Wheeler and L. D. Ingersoll.

Alex. Clark offered the following resolution, which was adopted unanimously, with becoming reverence:

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