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Proceedings of the National Convention of the Colored Men of America: held in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 14, 15, and 16, 1869.

1869 National Convention in Washington DC 6.pdf

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consisting principally of newspaper scraps, pasted on irregular pieces of paper covered with erasures and interlineations, rendering it almost impossible for the "compositor" to maintain the connection. There was no uniformity in spelling the names, and often Delegates were placed in the wrong States.

By the co-operation, patience and perseverance of Mr. Barbadoes, and by repeated corrections and revisions, I trust the work is now passably correct, and I hope will prove, under the circumstances, satisfactory to the Committee. It will be ready on or about the first of March.

The extra labor imposed upon us must be regarded as an ample apology for the delay in publication.

WM. L. Avery,

for Great Republic.

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