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Proceedings of the Colored People's Educational Convention held in Jefferson City, Missouri, January , 1870.
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The annexed communication was forwarded to the Capitol:
HALL OF MISSOURI STATE EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION, JEFFERSON CITY, January 21, 1870. }
Hon. J. C. S. Colby, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives :
SIR: The Convention beg to acknowledge the receipt of your official note of this date, apprising us that the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri, have been pleased to extend an invitation to several named members of this body to speak in the Hall of Representatives this evening. I have the honor to state that the invitation is gratefully accepted. Very respectfully,
J. MILTON TURNER, Ch'n of Convention.
The following resolution, offered by the Business Committee, in reference to instructions concerning the Agricultural Land Grant, was adopted:
Resolved, That the Committee to memorialize the Legislature be instructed to ask that body that a portion of the proceeds of the Agricultural College Land Grant be given to some institution that shall practically be open to colored pupils.
Resolved, That this Convention recommend that Lincoln Institute be selected as the institution to receive such grant.
J. H. RECTOR,
J. T. SMITH.
The Business Committee reported the following, which was received and adopted:
Resolved, By the people of color of the State of Missouri, in Educational Convention assembled, that our sincere thanks are due, and are hereby heartily tendered, to the General Assembly of Missouri, for the prompt ratification by that body of the fifteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States. MOSES DICKSON, Chairman.
J. H. RECTOR.
On motion, it was voted that J. Fletcher Jordan and Thomas Morton be substituted for W. P. Brooks and H. H. White (the last two named having returned to St. Louis) on the roll of speakers from the Convention, to deliver addresses in the Hall of Representatives this evening.
On motion, the Convention adjourned to proceed in a body to the Hall of Representatives, to attend a sociable to which the Convention was invited by Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. Fossett, and Mrs. Barnes, and to return to their hall and go into session at midnight.
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