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Proceedings of the Colored People's Convention of the State of South Carolina, held in Zion Church, Charleston, November, 1865. Together with the declaration of rights and wrongs; an address to the people; a petition to the legislature, and a memorial to Congress.

1865SC-Charleston.3.pdf

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION.

FIRST DAY.

MONDAY, MORNING, November 20.

The "State Convention of the Colored People of South Carolina met this day, November 20th, at Zion Church, Calhoun Street, at 10 o'clock, A . M., pursuant to a call as published in the South Carolina Leader, viz:

"A convention of the colored people of the State of South Carolina, will assemble in the city of Charleston, on the third Monday of November, instant, being the twentieth day of the month, for the purpose of deliberating upon the plans best calculated to advance the interests of our people, to devise means for our mutual protection, and to encourage the industrial interests of the State.

"By resolution adopted at a preliminary meeting held October 26th, it is directed that each District shall be entitled to the same number of delegates to this convention that it sends to the Lower House of the State Legislature, and each District is hereby requested to elect its full number of delegates in accordance therewith.

"Per order.

"P. M. POINSETT,

"W. E. MARSHALL,

"W. G. CAMPLIN,

"R. H. MAGWOOD

"P. L. MILLER,

"JAS. T. CARROLL,

"J. F. RUSSELL, } Committee"

Mr. Paul McC. Poinsett called the House to order, and on motion, Mr. Thos. M. Holmes occupied the Chair as temporary President. Mr. J. C. Desverney, by request, accepted the position of temporary Secretary.

Rev. J. C. Gibbs addressed the Throne of Grace appropriately, and in touching accents.

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