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Proceedings of the Colored People's Educational Convention held in Jefferson City, Missouri, January , 1870.
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AFTERNOON SESSION—THURSDAY, JAN'Y 20, 1869.
The Convention met as per adjournment, President J. Milton Turner in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. D.S. Sawyer, of Livingston county.
The chair stated that speaking by honorary members was in order.
O.H. Webb, representative from Marion county, having arrived, was introduced by the Chairman to the Convention.
The following communication was received from His Excellency, J.W. McClurg, Governor of the State:
STATE OF MISSOURI, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, CITY OF JEFFERSON, January 20, 1870.
J. Milton Turner, Esq.:
DEAR SIR: I have the pleasure to say that it will be entirely convenient for me, so far as I can now see, to receive the Committee at 3 o'clock P.M., to-morrow. I will ask other State officers to be present.
Very respectfully, you ob't serv't. &c.,
The following communication was then received from Hon. Thos. A. Parker, State Superintendent of Public Schools:
OFFICE OF STATE SUP'T PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CITY OF JEFFERSON, 1870.
Mr. Turner, President Convention:
SIR: I have, through the Chairman of the Committee on Address, received an invitation to address the Convention at 3 o'clock P.M., to-day. It is an honor highly appreciated, but I am troubled with a severe headache to-day, which renders me incapable of any effort much more than a brief talk upon any topic then before your body. I hope I may be spared the duty of a set speech. You know and can testify to my cordial sympathy with, not only the objects of this Convention, but every other similar effort in behalf of the colored citizens of the State. I will be present at the time specified, but must be excused from the duty above stated, which, under another state of feeling, would be gladly complied with.
On the motion of Mr. Morton, of Macon county, the communications received from His Excellency, the Governor, and Hon. Thos. A. Parker, were ordered to be spread upon the minutes.
On motion of G.W. Gaines, of Franklin county, it was ordered that the printed proceedings of this Convention be transmitted to be transmitted to the National Executive Committee of colored men, at Washington, D.C.
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