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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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on this line. Good and skilled mechanics are the leading men of the country. We have the material and only lack the means of development. We hope every member of this Convention that can aid in accomplishing this object, will do so.

Respectfully.

T. G. NICHOLS, Chairman.

W. E. RISHKR,

Q. B. NEALE.

REPORT I.

TRADE AND UNION.

The committee on this subject failed to hand their report to the Secretary.

I. B. SCOTT.

REPORT J.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

J. J. Hamilton, Chairman. Austin, I. H. Jones, Secretary, Calvert, R. Mackey, Brenham, J. Q. A. Potts, Galveston, G. H. Nevils, “ T. G. Nichols, I. B. Scott, Houston, J. S. Tibbett, Houston. Respectfu D. Abner, Jr., Marshall, G. .\. Mayo, Brenham, F. A. Dennison, San Antonio, P. h'. Dennis, J. Lands, Brenham, G. W. .Mcxaniler, Brenham, L. A. Nash, Bryan. submitted, J. S. TIBBETT, Chairman.

REPORT K.

ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS.

Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God and sanction of the whole body of the people, in behalf of the continued growth of the friendliest relations between the races, as well as for the continued general improvement of our people in all essential elements of civilization, the colored people of the State of Texas, in Convention assembled at the City of Austin, present the following : While acknowledging that the feeling of white people has been continually increased in friendliness toward us, even to a sur|>rising degree, as is evidenced by the fairness of the laws made for the government and protection alike of all the people, colored as well as white ; and as is evidenced by the pleasant relations and continued growing neighborly intercourse between the two races in the more intelligent communities, still we crave of all good citizens their just condemnation of outrages practiced upon us by individuals in various localities. We desire to live in peace and harmony with our white

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