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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.15.pdf

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The Financial Committee was instructed to estimate the amount that each Delegate would be compelled to pay, to defray the expenses of the Convention.

Mr. Wm. Stuband was arraigned before the bar of impartial justice for absence and paid up like a man.

Report of committee of investigation in the case of Rev. Geo. W. Dupee laid on the table.

Mr. Hubbard obtained the floor and said, "Gentlemen we are about to adjourn without making provision for the future. We will not stop here; this is only the commencement, we look beyond to-day away into the future, and for the good of all. I would suggest that we appoint an Executive Committee of five to call a Convention, whenever in their judgement they may think it expedient."

Mr. H. Morris did not think it necessary. "We have organized a State Benevolent Association, created to cover just this want, amongst many others. It is their province to call a Convention whenever they deem it necessary; and while I am up, I move that the Executive Committee of the "State Benevolent Association" call a convention whenever they think the necessity of the situation demands it." Carried.

Mr. Wm. Lawrence obtained the floor and enlightened every body by his close reasoning and logical conclusions. He spoke his full time, and every one was sorry when the President's "gavel," like time's inexorable stroke, cut him off in mid career.

Rev. Lee of Lexington during the labors of the Committee on Finance, entertained the Convention and visitors in a happy manner.

Mr. Calahan obtained the floor, when up popped M. C. Johnson to a point of order which was not sustained. Mr. C. proceeded for sometime, when J. H. Campbell arose, and contended that both of the other gentlemen

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