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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 (26).pdf

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24

a local stand-point, and after having met to report proceedings through the press of the country, and especially through the Austin Citizen.

In regard to our political preferences, circumstances surrounding our birth as citizens having naturally created an affection and determined adherence to the Republican party of the country, we are satisfied the colored people of the country as a mass will continually adhere to that party for a long time in the remote future, or at least until some other party presents itself in all things better than this, especially with reference to the rights of the colored man ; and we submit that our views on this point should meet with the respect of all considerate men.

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