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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.
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MAJ. M. R. DELANEY,
CAPT. O. S. B. WALL,
REV. J. C. GIBBS,
REV. R. H. CAIN,
" F. L. CARDOZA,
" E. J. ADAMS.
On motion of Mr. A. J. Ransier, a Committee of five was appointed on Permanent Organization, to wit: Messrs. Ransier, Edward White, and J. B. Wright of Charleston, and Edward Rue and Edward Rainey of Georgetown.
On motion of Mr. DeLarge it was ordered that the front, left and right seats be appropriated for the clergy.
The Committee on Permanent Organization submitted their report, concluding with the following nomination :
MR. T. M. HOLMES, Charleston.
FOR VICE PRESIDENTS.
MR. JACOB MILLS, Charleston.
" J. J. WRIGHT, Beaufort.
" WM. M. SIMONS, Columbia.
MR, JOHN C. DESVERNEY, Charleston.
" ALONZO J. RANSIER, "
" EDWARD C. RAINEY, Georgetown.
On motion of Mr. DeLarge it was ordered that the said offices be filled by ballot, and that a Committee of five be appointed to conduct the same. The President, in accordance therewith, named Messrs. DeLarge, A. K. Desverney, Poinsett, Miller and Ransier. The Committee at once entered upon their duties. Each Delegate then cast his ballot, after which the polls wore closed and the Committee reported the results— precisely confirming the nominations. The report, on motion, was then unanimously adopted.
The President, on taking the Chair, made a neat little speech, thanking the Convention for the honor conferred, and making known his reliance
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