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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 (10).pdf

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of Regents of the State University, and ascertain how soon the Branch University for Colored Youths will be put in operation. Said committee to report information received to this body.

On motion, A. R. Norris, J. W. M. Abernathy and G. W. Smith, were appointed a committee to arrange for the permanent organization of the Protective Union, and to nominate officers for the same.

Committee on Apportionment reported, but the work of apportionment of representation was finally referred to the Executive Committee of the Convention ; such committee to be appointed before adjournment.

On motion of J. S. Tibbett, a committee was appointed to nominate members of the Executive Committee. The committee reported, and report adopted. See Report J.

Several motions were made to adjourn the Convention sine die, as a number of the delegates wished to return home, but a motion finally prevailed to adjourn till to-morrow morning at 8 o’clock.

Third Day's Proceedings.

Thursday, July 12, 1883.

Convention was called to order by I. B. Scott. The President being absent, J. H. Jones was called to the chair. The minutes of the two previous sessions were read and adopted.

Resolution by E H. Tally, on the credit system, was taken from the table and adopted.

A. R. Norris moved to hear the report of the Committee on the Permanent Organization of the Protective Union, and proceed at once to the election of officers. Carried. The committee reported, but their report was set aside.

J. Q. A. Potts moved that the officers of the Protective Union be appointed by the Chair. Carried. They are as follows: A. R. Norris, President; A. J. Moore, Secretary; H. T. Keeling, Financial Secretary.

On motion of H. T. Keeling, each member was taxed 25 cents to buy stationery for the use of the Union. $5. 25 was collected.

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