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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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Colored National Convention—J. S. Tibbett, R. M. Johnson, H. Wilhite, L. M. Sublett, J. N. Gillett.

Newspapers and Printing—J. J. Hamilton, R. Nelson, I. M. Mitchell.

Temperance—L. M. Sublett, J. M. Holland, D.Abner Jr., C.L. Madison.

Widows' and Orphans’ Home—S. A. Solomon, J. J. Hamilton, T. G. Nichols, K. W. Williams, J. W. M. Abernathy.

Mechanical Association—T. G. Nichols, W. E. Risher, Q. B. Neal.

Colored Trade and Union—R. M. Johnson, W. H. Holland, S. A. Solomon, G. H. Nevils, J. A. Hickey.

The committee appointed to wait on the Governor reported that he accepted the invitation, and would address the Convention between the hours of 10 and 11 o’clock a.m., to-morrow.

The Secretary was authorized to employ a janitor to clean the hall before the next session of the Convention. On motion, it was agreed that every member be taxed twenty-five cents to raise funds to buy stationery, pay the janitor, buy ice, etc.

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet 9 a. m., Wednesday.

Second Day's Proceedings.

Wednesday Morning, July 11, 1883.

Convention assembled at the appointed hour, President A. Grant in the chair. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. A. R. Norris. Minutes of the previous session read and adopted.

J. H. Armstrong asked for a leave of absence on account of sickness. He was excused.

R. Nelson, by permission, addressed the Convention on the subject of education. In his remarks he favored national aid for public schools, and gave some educational statistics.

The Committee on Lands and Homesteads reported. Their report was adopted. See Report A.

The following telegram was received from Hon. R. Allen, of Houston, which was ordered spread upon the minutes.

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