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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.17.pdf

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in the Publishing Committee's hands to pay for the printing of the proceedings, which was adopted.

On motion, Mr. Lee, H. H. Britton, Peter Smith and Chas. Jenkins were elected honorary members.

A paragraph was read stating that Genl. John M. Palmer, had offered his resignation and that it had been accepted by the President of the United States: whereupon the Rev. Jackson Blackburn offered the following resolution. "Resolved: That we tender to Maj. Genl. John M. Palmer, our cordial and heartfelt thanks for the earnest manner in which he has administered affairs in the Department of Kentucky, and for the zeal he has displayed, and his devotion to freedom, justice and humanity;" which was unanimously adopted, and on motion three cheers were given for the General.

On motion of Mr. Campbell; a resolution was offered authorizing the Kentucky State Benevolent Association to take ten shares of stock in the "Colored Citizen" and spoke in favor of the measure.

Tho hour of noon having arrived, Mr. Morris submitted that any action now, without a suspension of the rules and extension of time was out of order.

The rules were suspended, and after considerable discussion the motion of Mr. Campbell was not entertained.

Committee on Finance made a partial report which was received. Recess.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Monday, March 26th, 1866.

President King in the chair. Roll called.

Report of Committee in relation to the unaccountable absence of Rev. Geo. W. Dupee was indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Lawrence called for the reading of the Finance Committee's report.

Rev. Dupee, arose and wished to know if Messrs. M.

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