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


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it is now urging upon the people of the United States the adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the constitution, which will secure us in the exercise of every right now enjoyed by any citizen of our common country; therefore, be it

Resolved, That, as representatives of the whole body of colored citizens of this State, we, in their name, endorse the Missouri Democrat, and recommend it to the families of every section as worthy of a place at their firesides.

On motion, the following resolution, offered by C. H. Tandy, editor, was referred under the rules to the proper committee, and, by the Chairman of that body, was reported to the house and adopted:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are hereby tendered to the Evening Tribune and Westliche Post, of St. Louis, for the staunch and hearty recognition of the principle laid down in the Declaration of Independence—that "all men are created equal"—and that the thanks of the colored people are due to the press of the country generally, so far as they endorse the same principles.


Convention met as per adjournment. The house was called to order by the President. Prayer by Prof. G. P. Beard.

Mr. G. P. Wood, a member of the society of "Friends," from Cedar county, Iowa, desired to address the Convention, as he was on the eve of his departure.

The Chairman suggested that the house object to the departure of the Corresponding Secretary.

At this juncture the annexed letter, from the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, covering a certified copy of the resolution referred to in it, and which is given below, was received and read to the Convention, and ordered to be published in the proceedings of that body:


JEFFERSON CITY, Jan 21, 1870.

Hon J. Milton Turner, et al.:

DEAR SIRS: Enclosed please find a certified copy of a resolution which passed the House this morning.

Yours respectfully,

J. C. S. COLBY, Chief Clerk.


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