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Proceedings of a Convention of Colored Citizens: Held in the City of Lawrence, October 17, 1866
1866 Lawrence KS State Convention.12.pdf
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The State Executive Committee met at the close of the Convention, and organized by appointing—
C. H. LANGSTON, Chairman.
WM. D. MATTHEWS, Secretary.
H. C. HAYDEN, Treasurer.
After adopting the annexed appeal to the colored citizens of the State, the Committee adjourned to meet at Lawrence on Thursday, November 22d, 1866.
APPEAL TO COLORED PEOPLE .
To the Colored Citizens:
In a State Convention which assembled in the city of Lawrence on the 17th of October, 1866, a plan of organization was adopted, by which we hope to unite our people in working to get the right to vote.
You will see from the Resolutions published herewith, that a State Executive Committee of nine men, from different counties, was appointed. The duty of this Committee is to raise money to employ men to canvass for the State, and to urge upon our white fellow citizens the propriety and importance of extending the right of suffrage to colored men. The Committee can do nothing without your assistance and co-operation. They must have your help. The work is important. If we would get our rights, we must work for them. We do therefore urge upon you to take hold of the work in earnest. Organize committees in every city, village and settlement, and raise money to aid the State Committee in carrying our cause before the people and the Legislature. Union is strength. Be united in this great work. We would urge our Ministers to take hold of this work with us. Lay the matter before your congregations. Any money raised for this cause may be forwarded to the Treasurer of the State Committee, H. C. Hayden, at Lawrence.
Brethren, lay aside your local differences ad party prejudices, and unite in this good work. Get the right to vote, and then our lives, our property and our religion, will be protected by law.
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