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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.12.pdf

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more get along without the white man than he can get along without us; we are one and the same, all of our interests are identical and inseparable," etc. Mr. J. H. Campbell read the resolution and amendment, was in favor of amendment.

"This Convention could not have been treated better in any part of the country than it has been here in Lexington, by the whites; this is the first Colored Convention ever held in the State; if they act so well are we not induced to demand our rights," etc.

Mr. Hubbard opposed the amendment in an able argument showing the fallacy of demanding impracticable things, which we have no idea of attaining at present.

Mr. Lawrence opposed the amendment. Previous question moved and ordered to be put.

Amendment lost, yeas 16, nays 23. The Resolution was then adopted, yeas 33, nays 6.

A request was handed in to know "how many of the Delegates could read and write? a friend to humanity, and to our people wanted to know; it was offered as a resolution." Every man could read, all standing when the vote was put.

3d Resolution was next taken up and after some little discussion, adopted.

4th Resolution passed without much trouble.

5th, 6th and 7th adopted one by one with little or no discussion, every body seeming to be exhausted on the 2d Resolution. The hour of noon having arrived the convention took recess until two o'clock P. M.


Saturday, March 24th, 1866.

President King in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Logan Dupee; Minutes of previous meeting read, corrected and approved.

The Secretary was ordered to send proceedings of Fri-

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