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Report on the Virginia State Colored Convention held in Richmond, May 27, 1869.


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"Whereas the Constitution has been submitted to the people for adoption or rejection; and whereas we believe it is highly necessary for the protection of our rights as men and citizens of this State and of the Unties States that the Constitution should be adopted; therefore

"Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to support the regular nominations made at Petersburg March 10th-namely, His Excellency H. H. Wells for Governor and Dr. J. D. Harris for Lieutenant-Governor, T. R.Bowden for Attorney-General, and A. M. Crane for Congress-man at Large.

"Resolved, That we look upon the right of suffrage, which we expect soon to see in the hands of every colored citizen, beyond all danger of recall, if rightly, intelligently, and fearlessly exercised, as certain to secure to us and our descendants all the political rights and privileges which freemen under a free government are called to execise and enjoy.

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