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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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are an earnest of the determination, on the part of the people of Texas, to make our State second to none in point of education.
E. H. ANDERSON, Chairman.
J. W. M. ABERNATHY.
Delegates to the National Convention.
A. Grant, Chairman.
J. H. Jones,
R. J. Moore,
I. W. M. Abernathy,
D. Abner, Jr.,
E. H. Anderson,
I. B. Scott,
P. F. Dennis,
F. A. Dennison,
A. F. Jackson,
J. H, Armstrong,
J. J. Hamilton,
L. M. Sublett,
A. J. Moore,
J. S. Tihbett,
Q. B. Neale,
S. H. Roberts,
C. M. Furguson,
E. I. Saddler,
C. C. Montgomery,
J. R. Davis,
J. D. Davis,
G. W. Alexander,
T. G. Nichols,
H. G. Madison,
R. M. Mackey,
S. A. Solomon.
L A. NASH, Chairman,
W. E. RISHER,
W. S. BUCKNER,
G. W. SMITH,
D. AHNER, JR.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention:
We, your Committee on Agriculture, do most respectfully report that, in all portions of this great State, our people are purchasing land and converting the same into neat farms, thereby giving evidence of thrift and prosperity. We would, therefore, recommend that this Convention set forth and discuss such measures as will encourage every colored man to own a home, so that he need be no longer "a hewer of wood and drawer of water." the possession of land properly cultivated indicates wealth and honor.
A. F. JACKSON,
W. R. LEWIS,
H. G. MADISON,
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