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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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20

FIFTH DAY.

FRIDAY MORNING, November 24.

The Convention met this morning. According to rule, Mr. Robert Duncan invoked the divine blessing. The roll was called, the minutes of the previous Afternoon Session were read, corrected and approved.

Mr. William M. Simons called for the report of the Finance Committee. Mr. Poinsett, from the Committee, subsequently submitted the following:

The Committee on Finance beg leave to report the following to the convention:

INCOME FROM ENTERTAINMENT.

To 25th November......................................................$225 55

EXPENDITURES

Advertising call for Convention...................................$12 50

For printing Circulars............................................ 10 00

For printing Tickets................................................ 7 00

For Music............................................................14 00

For services of Sexton............................................ 10 00

For Gas bill.......................................................... 24 00

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$77 50

Balance in hands.......................................$148 05

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$225 55 $255 55

Very Respectfully,

PAUL McC. POINSETT,

WILLIAM DART,

JOHN BONUM.

On motion, the report was adopted.

On motion of Mr. P. L. Miller, a Committee of three was appointed to furnish refreshments for the Convention at noon, which was attained to in style, and of which it may be remarked here the members partook hastily, though plentifully, as the dishes of the gentlemanly caterers, the Messrs. Fodhams' fully (or emptily) attested; we cast a lingering look backwards and sighed for the absent ones—those oysters.

The Business Committee reported unfavorably upon a Resolution on taxation. On motion, the report was adopted.

The Committee also submitted the following Resolutions, which, on motion, and after receiving two readings, were adopted:

Resolved, That we, the delegates in Convention, representing the colored people of the State of South Carolina, do earnestly request the Government to continue the Freedmen's Bureau until such time as we are fully protected in our persons and property by the laws of the State.

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