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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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ton News, Houston Post, Dallas Herald, San Antonio Express, Austin Statesman, and the Associated Press, for their fair and impartial reports of the proceedings of the Convention, was adopted.

A resolution by J. S. Tibbett, tendering a vote of thanks to the officers of the Convention, was carried.

L. M. Sublett moved that the Secretary be authorized to have one thousand copies of the proceedings of the Convention printed, and each member subscribe what he is willing to pay on the same.

Judge Garland, of Austin, was introduced to the Convention, and made a few remarks regarding the fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man.

Judge Terrell, of Austin, was introduced to the Convention, and among other things, made a statement showing that he had favored and labored for the colored man’s having equal advantages in the race for education.

A resolution by J. H. Johnson, endorsing the management and work of the Prairie View State Normal School was adopted.

J. D. Davis moved that each member send his subscription on the minutes to the Secretary as soon as possible.

A resolution by J. N. Johnson, recommending delegates to the favorable consideration of their constituents, as men laboring for the best interests of their respective communities, was adopted. Also, one by J. W. M. Abernathy, thanking citizens of Austin for their hospitality to the Convention and another, on compensation for Secretaries.

The selection of time and place for holding the next Convention was left to the Executive Committee.

On motion, the Convention adjourned sine die.

A GRANT, President.

I. B. Scott, Secretary.

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