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Proceedings of the Colored State Convention assembled in St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, Lexington, Ky., November 26.
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THE STATE CONVENTION.
The delegates to the Colored State Convention assembled in St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, Lexington, Ky., November 26.
The convention was called to order by Dr. Wm. J. Simmons, chairman of the State Executive Committee.
The choir of the church very effectually rendered, "My County, 'tis of thee."
Prayer was offered by Rev. Eugene Evans, of Bowling Green.
The call of the Executive Committee was read by the secretary of the committee.
Nominations for temporary chairman were announced in order, when Messrs. Jno. Bate, of Danville, and Wm. H. Steward, of Louisville, were placed in nomination, which resulted in the choice of Wm. H. Steward.
On motion of Mr. Bate it was made unanimous.
J. S. Hathaway, of Berea, was elected temporary secretary.
Messrs. G. W. Gentry, S. E. Smith and S P. Young were appointed as a committee to escort the temporary president-elect to the chair; Messrs. D. A. Walker, R. Varien and T. C. Buford to escort the temporary secretary to his position.
A committee of one from each county was appointed on Credentials, Resolutions, Permanent Organization and Vice-Presidents.
Adjourned to meet at 4 o'clock.
The convention re-assembled with Wm. H. Steward in the chair.
Prayer was offered by Rev. D. Jones, of Winchester.
The following telegram was read:
LOUISVILLE, KY., NOVEMBER 26, 1885.
Greeting.- In union there is strength. Acquit yourselves like men. Cry aloud and spare not.
Lucy W. Smith.
Mary V. Cook.
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