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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.28.pdf

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ing to the erection of a National Colored Men's Monument, to the memory of our Martyr-President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the emancipator of our Race; and we commend this work to the cordial sympathy and support of the Colored People of Kentucky.

9. Resolved: That we tender to Maj. Gen. John M. Palmer, our cordial and heartfelt thanks, for the earnest manner in which he has administered affairs in the Department of Kentucky; for the zeal he has displayed and for his devotion to freedom, justice and humanity.

10. Resolved: That the Delegates one and all tender to the citizens their heartfelt and sincere thanks for the kind and hospitable manner in which they have been entertained, and will regard the few days they have been amongst them as a green spot in life's desert tramp.

11. Resolved: That we heartily thank the officers of this Convention for the able manner in which they have discharged their duties.

SUPERVISORY BUSINESS COMMITTEE.

Horace Morris,

J. Blackburn,

Alex. Campbell,

Wm. Lawrence,

Thos. Monroe,

Horace Fletcher,

S. Straws.

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