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Proceedings of the State Convention of Colored Men of Texas, Held at the City of Austin, July 10-12, 1883.

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Held at Austin, July 10th to 12th, 1883 .

First Day's Proceedings—Tuesday.

Austin, Texas, July 10th, 1883.

The Convention was called to order by Rev. A. Grant, Chairman of the Executive Committee, at 12 M. The Chairman read the call, and invited Rev. M. Henson to conduct the devotional exercises. Rev. A. Grant was elected temporary Chairman, and I. B. Scott temporary Secretary.

J. H. Jones moved that a Committee on Credentials be appointed, and after some discussion, he moved the previous question, which was voted down. The original motion was adopted with the amendment that the committee consist of one from each congressional district. The chair announced that he found it difficult to select a member from each congressional district, on account of not having a roll of the Convention. By common consent it was agreed that a committee of eleven be appointed regardless of districts. The following were appointed: E. H. Anderson, J. H. Jones, L. M. Sublett, A. F. Jackson, W. W. Grimes, W. R. Lewis, David Abner, Jr., L. G. Jordan, J. S. Tibbett, Richard Mackey.

The reporters of the city and State papers were invited to attend the sesions of the Convention.

The Committee on Credentials retired, and during their absence, Rev. M. Henson was invited to address the Convention. The speaker was listened to with marked atten-

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