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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.14.pdf

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of the "Kentucky State Benevolent Association."

Mr. Morris offered Henry King of Fayette as chairman—elected without a dissenting voice.

Madison C. Johnson of Franklin was nominated Vice President, elected. Henry Scroggins of Fayette, Recording Secretary, elected. J. H. Campbell and Horace Morris were both nominated for Corresponding Secretary, but Mr. Morris peremptorily declining, Mr. Campbell was elected. Mr. George Perry of Fayette was elected Treasurer, and Reuben Lee; Erasmus Wells; G. W. Smith of Fayette; Horace Morris of Jefferson and S. Straws of Franklin; Executive Committee.

It was on motion ordered that all of the proceedings be published in pamphlet form.

Horace Morris of Louisville, J. H. Campbell of Kenton and Henry Scroggins of Lexington, were appointed "Revisory and Publishing Committee."

A vote of thanks was returned to Mr. John M. Langston for his presence and the service he has rendered the Convention; also to Mr. C. A. Yancey.


Monday Morning, March 26th, 1866.

President King in the chair, session opened with prayer by Rev. S. Straws.

Roll called; Minutes read and approved; Rev. Geo. W. Dupee appearing after roll call was arraigned before the bar and plead a lawful excuse: the chairman requested him to state it, but casting his eyes on the large concourse of ladies and gentlemen, he hesitated.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard a smelling committee was appointed to hear Mr. Dupee's excuse, with instructions to report to the convention.

Mr. Tibbs amended the resolution "that the committee be empowered to send for the necessary papers, to fully investigate the case," accepted.

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