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Report on the Virginia State Colored Convention held in Richmond, May 27, 1869.
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The resolution was laid on the table.
The following repot of the Committee on Business was offered:
"Whereas owing to the fact that the colored people of this State were left without clothing, without homes, and without education, upon their own resources in a community in which public opinion, the wealth, the influence, and the intelligence of the aristocracy have successfully combined in impeding the material amelioration of our people; therefore
"Resolved, That a committee composed of two from each congressional district, and one from the Sate at large, be appointed by the Chair as an executive committee, and a central committee of five, three of the members of which shall reside in the city of Richmond, be also appointed by the Chair, whose duty it shall be to be in regular correspondence with the similar committees appointed by the National Convention of the colored men of the nation, held in Washington January last, and to urge capitalists and other persons devoted to our cause, the urgent necessity of lending their immediate influence to secure homes for the homeless of the South; and that said committee be empowered to add to its numbers, and to act with any organization that shall desire the furtherance of the end contemplated, and to carry out the objects of this convention.
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