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Proceedings of the National Conference of Colored Men of the United States, Held in the State Capitol at Nashville Tennessee, May 6, 7, 8 and 9, 1879.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Alabama; J. T. Jenifer, Arkansas; J. H. Burrus, Tennessee; T. H. Green, Mississippi; W. H. Nichol, Kentucky; Colonel James Lewis, Louisiana; J. W. Wilson, Missouri; R. R. Wright, Georgia; J. H. S. Parker, District of Columbia; J. R. Taylor, Texas; D. Jones, Oregon; F. J. Loudin, Pennsylvania; John J. Bird, Illinois; Colonel Robert Harlan, Ohio; H. G. Newsom, Nebraska; Hon. J. H. Rainey, South Carolina; S. E. Hardy, Minnesota; J. H. Walker, Indiana; T. W. Henderson, Kansas.

RESOLUTIONS.—Hon. J. H. Rainey South Carolina; G. S. W. Lewis, Alabama; Isaac Gillem, Arkansas; T. W. Henderson, Kansas; W. H. Maury, Mississippi; John Garnett, Kentucky; Louis T. Kenner, Louisiana; J. W. Wilson, Missouri; Rev. Toby Stewart, Georgia; R. A . Perkins, Virginia; J. H. S. Parker, District of Columbia; E. H. Anderson, Texas; D. Jones, Oregon; William Still. Pennsylvania; J. J. Bird, Illinois; Colonel Robert Harlan. Ohio; H. G. Newsom, Nebraska; G. H. Shafer, Tennessee; J. A. Braboy, Indiana; S. E. Hardy, Minnesota.

PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.—J. D. Lewis, Pennsylvania; Rev. W. H. McAlpine, Alabama; J. P. Jones, Arkansas; Rev. G. W. LeVere, Tennessee; J. H. Bufford, Mississippi; J. F. C. Snowden, Kentucky; C. A. Bourgeois, Louisiana; W. R. Lawton, Missouri; T. W. Henderson, Kansas; J. H. Delamotte, Georgia; R. A. Perkins, Virginia; J. H. S. Parker, District of Columbia; E. H. Anderson, Texas; D. Jones, Oregon; F. L. Barnett, Illinois; Colonel Robt. Harlan, Ohio; H. G. Newsom, Nebraska; Hon. J. H. Rainey, South Carolina; S. E. Hardy, Minnesota; Rev. W. H. Anderson, Indiana.

COLORED PRESS.—F. L. Barnett, Illinois; W. F. Anderson, Tennessee; David Wilson, Mississippi; Bishop William H. Miles. Kentucky; Jas. D. Kennedy, Louisiana; W. R. Lawton, Missouri; David A. Robinson, Arkansas; Samuel Lowery, Alabama; C. C. Wimbush, Georgia; J. W. Cromwell, Virginia; J. H. S. Parker, District of Columbia; Richard Allen, Texas; D. Jones, Oregon; John D. Lewis, Pennsylvania; Colonel Robert Harlan, Ohio; H. G. Newsom, Nebraska; T. W. Henderson, Kansas; J . W. James, Indiana; Hon. J. H. Rainey, South Carolina; S. E Hardy, Minnesota.

MIGRATION.—J. T. Rapier, Alabama; George W. Perkins, Arkansas; T. W. Henderson, Kansas; J. C. Napier, Tennessee; R. W. Fitzhugh, Mississippi; G. W. Gentry, Kentucky; J. Henri Burch, Louisiana; W. R. Lawton, Missouri; W. B. Higginbotham, Georgia; John Averitt, Virginia; J. H. S. Parker, District of Columbia; B. F. Williams, Texas; D. Jones, Oregon; John D. Lewis, Pennsylvania; F. L. Barnett, Illinois; Robert Harlan, Ohio; H. G. Newsom, Nebraska; J. H. Rainey, South Carolina; S. E. Hardy, Minnesota; G. L. Knox, Indiana.

The secretary was requested to read several communications or letters from persons unable to attend the convention, among which was the following :

Charleston Colored Western Emigration Society,

Charleston, S. C, April 30, 1879.

At a meeting of the said society, held at the residence of the chairman on the 30th day of April, 1879, to take into consideration the question of what this society shall do in response to the call issued by our fellow-sufferers, the friends and promoters of the movement for the emigration of the colored people from the former Southern slave States of the Union to the free States and Territories of the country, for a convention to be held at Nashville, Tenn., on the 6th day of May proximo, the officers of this society and many other persons interested being present, and an informal discussion and free interchange of views upon the subject being had, it is on motion voted—

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