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Report on the Virginia State Colored Convention held in Richmond, May 27, 1869.
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The Convention met at 5 o'clock—Cox in the chair.
The committee on Permanent Organization. In majority, reported the following nominations:
President— Dr. Bayne, Norfolk.
First Vice-President— Rev. William Troy, Richmond. Second Vice-President—Dr.Norton, York. Third Vice-President—Ragsdale, Charlotte.
Secretaries—Bob Hobson, Fuller, and Bland.
The minority of the committee reported the following alterations:
For President—Rev. William Troy.
First Vice-President—Bayne. Second Vice-President—Dr.Norton. Third Vice-President—Joe Cox.
The discussion which followed showed considerable difference between the city and country delegates. The latter were not at all pleased with the report.
One delegate, quite black, remarked:" I wants to see men in office qualified to justify de business of dis constitution. I tell you, sah, you might as well try to move de Blue Ridge mountains as to try to prevent de sabilities of my right."
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