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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 (11).pdf

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Resolution by J. J. Hamilton, on the moral advancement of the people, was referred to the Committee on Address.

A resolution by E. H. Anderson, that the Secretary extend the thanks of this Convention to Mr. John F. Slater, for his munificent donation for the education of colored teachers, was unanimously adopted.

L. M. Sublett offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Chair, to wait on the next Legislature, and ask an appropriation of $100,000, to be used in erecting buildings at the Prairie View Normal School, for the establishment of a mechanical and an industrial department, and otherwise improve the efficiency of said school.

Carried, and the following committee was appointed : L. M. Sublett, E. H. Anderson, J. N. Johnson.

A resolution by S. A. Solomon, regarding the immorality of colored women, was referred to the Committee on Address.

A resolution by T. G. Nichols, on the establishment of a Mechanical Institution, was referred to the committee to wait on the Legislature.

Committee on Address reported. Report adopted. See Report K.

A resolution by J. N. Johnson, endorsing the Austin Citizen and other colored papers of the State, was adopted.

A resolution by H. Wilhite, recommending the organization of county executive committees, for the purpose of arranging for future State Conventions, was adopted. See Resolution No. 1.

A resolution by W. E. Reed, endorsing J. N. Johnson, Esq., of Austin, as a lawyer, was carried.

The committee appointed to wait on the Board of Regents, reported that the Secretary of the Board informed them that the colored branch of the University would most likely be put in operation one year from this coming fall.

A resolution by J. Harvey Jones, thanking Commissioner H. P. Brewster for the use of the Hall of Representatives, in which the convention met; also the reporters of the Galveston

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