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Proceedings of the first convention of colored men of Kentucky held in Lexington, March the 22d, 23d, 24th and 26th, 1866. With the constitution of the Kentucky State Benevolent Association. Printed by order of the convention.

1866 Kentucky State Convention in Lexington.5.pdf

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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FIRST CONVENTION OF THE COLORED MEN OF KENTUCKY.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND, 1866.

The Convention met in the "Ladies Hall." Henry King of Lexington, called the house to order. On motion, Mr. George Perry of Fayette was chosen Chairman of the temporary organization, and Henry Scroggins of the same place, Secretary.

The blessing of Almighty God was invoked for the Convention by Rev. Geo. W. Dupee.

Messrs. S. Straws of Franklin ; E. B. Cheatham of Marion ; J. Madison Harris of Mercer; J. H. Campbell of Kenton and Geo. W. Dupee of McCracken; were appointed a Committee on Credentials.

During the absence of the Committee, Revs. John G. Fee and E. P. Smith, and Serg't. Thomas made brief speeches.

The Committee on Credentials reported the credentials all valid—save in the contested case of Malcolm Ayres, vs. Dennis Doram and Benj. Tibbs; decided in favor of the last named gentlemen, as they were elected prior to the first named.

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