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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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Beaufort.—JONATHAN J. WRIGHT.

Greenville.—C. WHITE.

John's Island.—S. E. GAILLIARD.

St. James Goose Creek .—ISAAC ANCRUM.

Richland.—W. B. NASH.

Sumter.—MATT BROOKS.

Georgetown.—A. G. BAXTER.

Orangeburg.—JOHN McPHERSON

Kershaw.—JOHN CHESNUT.

On motion of Mr. Nash, Mr. T. M. Holmes, President of the Convention, was made ex officio Chairman of the Central Committee.

On motion, Dr. B. H. Boseman, of Troy, New York, was accorded a seat on the floor of the House. The Doctor being present, acknowledged the compliment in a neat address, complimentary to the Convention.

The Business Committee submitted the following resolutions. On motion they were unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That it is with deep regret that we perceive a willingness on part of some of the people of this State to believe that there is danger of an insurrection by the "Negroes," and we take this opportunity of making it known to the world, that our past career as law-abiding SUBJECTS, shall be strictly adhered to as law-abiding citizens.

On motion of Mr. Rainey, Mr. Coombs, of Massachusetts, was accorded a seat on the floor of the House.

Mr. Myers wanted to know if the Business Committee had the power of throwing a Resolution under the table and say nothing about it to the Convention. This question gave rise to a sprightly debate, when, on motion of Mr. Ransier, it was

Ordered, That the Business Committee report to the Convention all such matter, naming the Resolutions and laying them on Secretary's desk.

The Committee subsequently reported unfavorably upon several, reproducing them, when on motion of Mr. Duncan, the Committee was required to point out objections, and annex the same to the their report.

The hour of adjournment having arrived, the President declared the House adjourned.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Convention met at 5 o'clock—prayer by Mr. Pickenpack.

The roll was called. Minutes of Morning Session read and approved.

The Business Committee reported resolutions for printing in pamphlet form five thousand copies of the proceedings of this body. On motion they were adopted, and the Chair appoint Messrs. Ransier, DeLarge, Poinsett, J. C. Desverney, and Dart, in accordance therewith.

On motion, adjourned.

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