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The Minutes of the State Convention of the People of Color of the State of Indiana

1851 Indianapolis State Convention.compressed.4.pdf

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o'clock, A. M., and 2 o'clock, P. M., and the time of adjournment be at 12 o'clock, A. M., and 6 o'clock, P. M.

On motion of J. A. Warren, it was Resolved, That the President appoint a financial committee of three.

W. H. Manly, J. Callihan, and C. Brown were appointed said committee.

On motion, it was Resolved, That Mr. Blanks, of Michigan, be received as a member of this Convention.

The Convention was further addressed by Mr. Blanks and Mr. P. B. Delany.

On motion of J. L. Johnson, the Convention adjourned to meet again at 2 o'clock, P. M.

SECOND SESSION

FRIDAY, 2 o'clock, P. M.

Convention met pursuant to adjournment. The President in the Chair. After prayer by the Chaplain, the roll was called, and the minutes of the first session read, received, and adopted. The Rev. J. M. BROWN, and Mr. JOSHUA B. DELANY, of Ohio, made their appearance in the house, and, on motion of J. L. Johnson, it was Resolved, That they be received as members of the Convention.

On motion of J. L. Johnson, it was Resolved, That Jefferson's Manual be adopted as the rule for this convention.

On motion of J. B. Delany, it was Resolved, That fifteen members constitute a quorum to do business.

On motion, it was Resolved, That no delegate shall leave the house while the Convention is in session, without permission from the Chair.

The committee appointed to draft business for the Convention was called upon to report Saturday at 9 o'clock.

On motion of J. J. Fitzgerald, it was Resolved, That no person shall speak more than twice upon any one question, nor longer than fifteen minutes at any one time.

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

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