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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.6.pdf

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On motion a Committee on Permanent Organization was appointed—Messrs. E. B. Cheatham; Benj. Tibbs; J. H. Campbell; Henry King and R. Lee; who retired and after due deliberation and mature consideration, submitted the following named gentlemen to the Convention for their approval.

For President, Mr. Henry King of Fayette, Co.

" Vice President, Mr. E. B. Cheatham of Marion Co.

" Secretary, Mr. J. H. Campbell of Kenton Co.

" 1st, Asst. Sec'y. Mr. G. W. Dupee of McCracken Co.

" 2nd, " " Mr. Henry Scroggins of Fayette Co.

" Treasurer, Mr. Benj. Tibbs of Boyle Co.

" Serg't-at-Arms, Mr. Wm. Stuband of Bourbon Co.

Who were elected with few dissenting voices.

On motion, Revs. J. G. Fee and E. P. Smith were elected Honorary Members.

On motion, a Committee on Education—Messrs. Alex. Campbell; W. H. Myers; S. Straws; Alex. Botts and Thomas Monroe were appointed.

On motion, a Committee on Resolutions was appointed.

A letter was received from Gen. Ely, stating that Maj. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk would arrive in the city at 7 o'clock, and desired to address the Convention and Citizens generally on matters pertaining to the public good.

It was on motion resolved that the Convention adjourn to the 1st A. M. E. Church, to hear the General at the appointed hour.

On motion it was resolved that when we adjourn, we adjourn to meet in the "Ladies Hall" at 9 o'clock A. M. Friday. Adjourned.

At 8 o'clock P. M. the 1st A. M. E. Church, was crowded with Delegates and the elite of the city, to listen to the remarks of Gen. Fish; after speaking some time, he introduced Mr. J. M. Langston, who kept the audience entranced by his eloquent appeals, for fully an hour and

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