From Atlanta, GA
Christian Recorder: December 28, 1867

Mr. Editor- Our convention is now in session and the delegates are nearly all present-several colored members are in their seats, looking quite honorably and while they do not raise so many resolutions and ordinances, they attest their manhood by showing this capacity to debate questions and argue points with a zeal and knowledge, which the whites never looked for. So far the radical party carry every measure though we are rather fearful. Our chairman is touched with conversation, rather more than we expected. His committee appointments are not liked by the radical wing. Though he has honored the writer with a place on two important committees. I count among the members of the convention seven A.M.E. ministers, but I will brag in my next, this is only a fore runner.

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