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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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few days as a green spot in life's desert tramp."

Mr. Hubbard offered a vote of thanks to the President (Henry King,) and all the other officers connected with the Convention: passed.

A resolution was offered ordering a copy of the Proceedings of this Convention to be forwarded to His Excellency Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard; Maj. Gen. J. M. Palmer; Maj. Gen. C. B. Fisk; Governor Bramlette; Gen. Ely; John G. Fee; Gen. Brisbin; Lieut. Co. York and others, not forgetting Maj. Gen. Thomas and Lieut. Gen. Grant.

Convention waiting for the final report of the Committee on Finance, was entertained with speeches short and pertinent by several gentlemen, including Messrs. Jas. Turner of Lexington; Wm. Turner of Frankfort; E. B. Cheatham of Marion and others. The Committee appearing, the gentlemen gave way to hear their report.

The Committee through their chairman J. Madison Harris submitted the following


Thirty-seven Delegates were assessed at two dollars per capita; of these twenty-four have paid. Thirteen have absented themselves, (gone home,) indebted to the Convention twenty-six dollars. Of the incidental money the Committee have remaining in their possession twenty-nine dollars and forty cents; received from subscriptions thirty-five dollars, of which sum eighty cents is not available, leaving thirty-four dollars and twenty cents.

Received from Delegates, . . . . $48 00

" for Incidental expenses, . . . 29 40

" from Subscriptions, . . . 34 20

Total, $111 60

J. M. HARRIS, Chairman.

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