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

1870MO.20.pdf

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21

PROCEEDINGS, ETC.

The following resolution was presented by the Chairman of the Business Committee, and, after considerable discussion, was adopted by the Convention:

Resolved, That we, the members of the State Educational Convention, do hereby form a State Executive Committee, for the purpose of promoting the general good of our people, and the said Executive Committee shall have power to form auxiliary committees in each county in the State. The State Executive Committee shall consist of nineteen members, to be appointed as follows:

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Resolved, That the Executive Committee hereby created assemble after the adjournment of this convention, and proceed to effect its organization by the adoption of a constitution for its government.

On the final vote on the adoption of the resolution from the Business Committee, establishing a State Executive Committee, a division of the house was called for, resulting in twenty four ayes to twelve noes. Thereupon a motion to reconsider having been entertained by the chair, it was largely negatived.

On motion, it was voted that the thanks of this Convention be extended to Hon. T. A. Parker, State Superintendent of Public Schools, for the address delivered by him before the Convention to day, and also for the interest manifested by him in the establishment of colored schools in this State.

On the motion of R. B. Foster, it was voted that this Convention be recommend seven candidates to the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Institute, from among whom the Board might fill vacancies.

The following were, on motion, recommended by the Convention: Moses Dickson, Henry Brown, J. Milton Turner, E. Cartwright, J. H. Rector, W. P. Brooks, and O. H. Webb.

Rev. J. A. Whitaker informed the Convention that the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Institute met in Prof. R. B. Foster's school house, at 10 o'clock, A. M. ; also, that the nominees of this Con-

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