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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.16.pdf

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being out of order, he must be in: he then read a Petition from the Ladies' Educational Association, requesting the Convention to make them a contribution for the purpose of aiding them in paying for their beautiful "Hall."

Messrs. Morris, Dupee, Monroe, Hubbard, Doram, Tibbs and others highly commended the praiseworthy undertaking of the Ladies. Mr. Campbell moved that Miss E. O. Warfield and Mrs. Ann Oldham be requested to take a seat at the Secretary's table and receive such sums as the gentlemen feel disposed to contribute. Prevailed.

Mr. M. C. Johnson arose to a point of order which was not sustained, there being nothing before the house.

On motion of Rev. Dupee, the Delegates were instructed to lay the claims of the Ladies before their constituents, and forward them the money.

General Business Committee sent in Resolution No. 8, Resolved "That we heartily endorse the enterprise, etc.," which passed without debate.

Mr. Peter Lewis of Louisville and Chas. Clark were elected honorary members.

The Ladies arose and reported that they had received in cash $25 and had $17 promised them, for which they returned their heartfelt thanks.

Mr. Morris, chairman of "Revisory and Publication Committee" requested the name and Post Office address of each Delegate, which on motion was ordered to be furnished him.

On motion of Mr. Scroggins, it was resolved that twelve hundred copies of the proceedings be published.

Mr. Morris said that they had resolved that they would have 1,200 copies, but had forgotten the most essential point—the cost. They will probably cost ten cents a piece and you have made no provision yet to meet the debt.

Mr. Alex. Botts moved that one hundred dollars be put

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