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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.

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C. Johnson and S. Straws had obtained permission from this "Convention" to go home? President said they had not. Rev. Dupee—"Then Mr. Chariman I think they have treated this body with contempt and should be censured therefor. I move that the Secretary be ordered to write to those gentlemen informing them that we are highly displeased with their conduct." Mr. Morris wished to amend by having their names erased from the roll; not agreed to. The motion of Rev. Dupee was then ordered and prevailed.

Mr. Austin Hubbard coming in at this juncture was arraigned before the house and claimed that his excuse was a good one, but no one could see it, as he failed to state what it was. On motion a Committee was appointed to investigate his case, who reported shortly after that in their judgement the gentleman should pay his fine. Report accepted and Committee discharged.

Mr. Doram offered a resolution that the proceedings of the Convention including the Declaration of Sentiment and Resolutions, be published in the "Lexington Union Standard," "Cincinnati Commercial and Gazette," "Louisville Journal," "Colored Citizen," "Colored Tennessean" and "Christian Recorder," and all other papers favorable to the objects for which this Convention was called. Adopted.

Mr. Morris called up a resolution offered by him on Saturday evening, and said that when offered he was under the impression that the Convention would adjourn sine die Saturday night, but as it did not, he would like to have it recorded in the final proceedings; granted: The resolution read: "Resolved that we tender to the citizens of Lexington our sincere thanks for the kind and hospitable manner in which they have entertained us since we have been amongst them; that we will never forget this generous and cordial consideration, and will look upon these

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