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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 62.pdf

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~invested with the citizenship of a free government. To accomplish these proposed measures, it is necessary that some person assume their general direction and management; and it will readily occur to every reflecting mind, that no person can be expected to take upon himself, such duties and responsi- bilities, requiring his undivided time and attention, without reasonable compensation for such service; therefore, we have con- cluded to call upon you, our brethren and sympathizing friends, to sanction. under the auspices of our Committeethe estab- lishing of a Secretaryship, with the requsite clerical force to render that o~flce effective. These arduous duties and important objects cannot be performed and attained without, First, the formation of committees in each State and Territory to co-operate with this National Committee; Second, a liberal pecuniary support, from the State and Ter- ritorial organizations. These points require your immediate at- tention and action. Each member, therefore, of this corn mittee, is hereby authorized and advised to i~mmediate1y present to the people and fiiends of their State or Territory, the ob- jects of this committee, and the means to acquire their end, and to form throughout their several States and Territories, auxilli- ary associations, and collect subscriptions, and to forward the same to this Committee. The Committee assure you that a full, and correct account, of receipts and expend- itures, will be kept, and a fair exhibit there- of, made at all times to those interested. And they, also, will forward to each auxil- liary association such public documents of interest as may be attainable from time t~ time. COMMITTEE. MAiNE. S. J. MURRAY. NEW HAMPSHIRE. J. C. CUTLER. YERMOKT. MASSACHUSETTS. F. G. BARBADOES. RHODE ISLAYD. G. T. DOWNING. CONNECTICUT. R. J. COWES. WM. RICH. NEW YORK. NEW JERSEY. J. M. WILLIAMS. PENNSYLVANIA. WM. NESBIT. DELAWARE. W. H. DAY. MARYLAND. ROBT. SORRELL. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. COLLIN CRUSO, VIRGINIA FIELDS COOK. NORTH CAROLINA. G. P. ROURK. SOUTH CAROLINA. F. S. CARDOSA. FLORIDA. T. W. LONG. ALABAMA. W. G. STRONG. D. WADKINS. TEENESSEE. KENTUCKY. W. H. GIBSON. OHIO. J. M. LANGSTON. ILLINOIS. R. DzBAPTIST. MISSISSIPPI. T. W. STRINGER. MISSOURI. MOSES DICKSON. IOWA. ALEX. CLARK.

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