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State Convention of the Colored People of Louisiana, January 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 1865
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252 BLACK STATE CONVENTIONS
liberty and right, they will always find us at the front, as we
Whereas, The New Orleans
support to the object of this , and thereby considerabl
ted its share of labor in the great struggle for liberty and justr
And WhereasI on every occasion said journal has always shown
unfaltering devotion to the interest of our race;
And Whereas, through its large circulation among all classe
and its influence with the leading men of America and Europe an~ tage of being published in French and English; , l- And Whereas, The Tribune has published the
vention, and has thereby exposed our just cause
Be it resolved, That the Convention returns its sincere thank
Tribune for the promptness it has shown in publishing "'he proceed'
Be it further resolved, That said journal be recognized as
organ of ,the cause, and as the official journal of [the] organizat
Be 2t further resolved, That it is the duty of each and every
the State to subscribe to said journal and extend its circulation
NEW ORLEANS TRIBUNE
Sunday, January 15, 1865.
The Convention of Colored Men of Louisiana has adjourned sine
day of the meeting of this Convention has inaugurated a new era.
first political move ever made by the colored people of the State
a body. It was the first time that delegates of the country pa
ferson, Baton Rouge, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, etc.--came t
city to act upon political matters, in community with the delegates
But, that Convention has revealed to the world other and mOre
facts. There, were seated side by side the rich and the poor, the
and educated man, and the country laborer, hardly released from bon
tinguished only by the natural gifts of the mind. There, the rich
the opulent tradesman, seconded motions offered by humble mechanics
men. Ministers of the gospel, officers and soldiers of the U.S. a
who.handle the sword or the pen, merchants and clerks,--all the c
soclety were represented, and united in a common thought: the act
tion from social and political bondage.
It was a great spectacle, and one which will be remembered fo
tions to come. The 9th of January will be in future, a memorable
speakers whom we have seen rising to prominence in this Convention
champions of their race. Among so many liberal and talented men i
unjust to make any particular distinctions. All have done their'du
best of their ability.
But we will only express the people's sentiment in recording t
liant manner in which Captain J. H. Ingraham, president of the Conv
conducted the deliberations, and his unquestionable talent as a pub
speaker. Others have given promises of usefulness, which they will
due time. Messrs. A. E. Barber, Dr. R. I. Cromwell, Dr. S. W. Roge
W. A. Dove, Capt. W. B. Barrett, Mr. J. A. Craig, Capt. J. B. Noble,
Banks, have taken an important part in the debates.
Speakers in the French language must not be forgotten. MessrsJ;'
and L. Boguille, well-known to our Creole population have temporarily
pied the chair; Mr. E. Ches~e was firm, and took a m~nlY stand in defe
his opinions; Mr. C. Martinez could not possess a better knowledge of
parliamentary rules, had he been for ten years a Congressman at'Washi
The country parishes were represented by remarkable delegations.
L. Thomas and H. Grimes, of Baton Rouge, Mr. G. Hunter, of Terrebonne,
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