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Proceedings of the Colored People's Educational Convention held in Jefferson City, Missouri, January , 1870.

1870MO.17.pdf

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18

PROCEEDINGS, ETC.

On motion, the President was instructed to telegraph greetings from the Convention to the National Executive Committee of colored men, at Washington, D. C.

On motion of Rev. Moses Dickson, Mr. Mudd, of St. Louis county, and Mr. Smith, of Crawford county, addressed the Convention.

Mr. Taussing, of St. Louis county, occupied about five minutes in an address.

Hon. T. A. Parker, State Superintendent of Public Schools for Missouri, having arrived, was introduced to the Convention by the President, and, he, in turn, introduced to the house Major Monks, of West Plains, Howell county, Mo., who addressed the Convention on the subject of homesteads, and retired to his seat amid loud applause.

On motion, it was voted that Hon. T. A. Parker do now address the Convention on the subject of Normal and Primary schools. He, in responding to the motion, delivered one of those chaste advisory efforts for which that gentlemen is so widely distinguished.

The Committee of Conference submitted their report, as follows:

Your Committee, appointed to confer with the authorities of the Lincoln Institute, beg leave to report the following as the result of their interview with Rev. Mr. Whitaker, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The condition of the fund is thus stated:

Contributed by soldiers of 62d Reg't U. S. C. I............$4,000 00

" " " 65th " " ....... ...... 1,325 00

" " Freedman's Bureau............................................2,000 00

" " officers of 62d Reg't U. S. C. I.............................1,000 00-$8,325 00

Through Mr. Beal to Mr. Whitaker, as follows:

November 10, 1868.......................................................... 150 00

December 17, ....." ........................................................... 90 00

February 23, 1869............................................................ 107 00

March 10, " .............................................................. 125 00— 472 00

Through Mr. Beal to Mr. Yeatman:

April 28, 1868..................................................................... 60 00

June 5, " ....................................................................... 150 00

July 11, " ................... ................................................... 86 00

Oct. 6, " ........................................................................ 238 50

May 14, 1869...................................................................... 271 10

June 14, " ..................................................................... 211 80— 1,017.40

Total .................................................................................... $9,814 40

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