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

1883TX-State-Austin_Proceedings (8).pdf

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vote of thanks to the Governor, and also to the Chairman of the Convention, for their addresses.

Committee on Moral Advancement of the People reported. On motion of I. B. Scott, the consideration of the report was postponed till after the report of the Committee on Grievances, This report was not called up again.

The following resolution was offered by I. B. Scott:

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention, that any attempt to merge the proposed Colored Branch of the University into any of the institutions now established, or which may be established in future, will prove detrimental to the best interests of the colored people of Texas.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Education. See Report D.

The following resolution, offered by E. H. Tally, was tabled:

Resolved, That the members of this Convention use their influence to destroy the credit system so generally practiced among our people.

On motion, the Convention adjourned till 3 o’clock P. M.

Afternoon Session.

The Convention was called to order at 3 p. m. Rev. A. Grant presiding. The reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was postponed.

Reports of committees called for. Committee on Temperance reported. Report adopted. See Report B.

Committee on National Convention reported, and in their report recommended the election of sixteen delegates and their alternates to the National Convention to be held at Louisville, Ky., in September of the present year. Also, that a committee of five be appointed to select these delegates. The report was adopted. The following were appointed: L. A. Nash, W. E. Risher, W. S. Buckner, G. W. Smith, D. Abner, Jr.

Committee on Newspapers and Printing reported, stating that there are four colored papers published and circulated

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