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National Convention at New Orleans, LA
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In taking the chair Mr. Pinchback briefly thanked the convention for the honor it had conferred upon him remarking that as he was not fully informed as to the objects of the convention, he must refrain from making any further remarks at the time.
On motion, Senator G. T. Ruby, of Texas, was then chosen secretary.
A committee on credentials was then appointed, and on motion, made ten minutes after one o'clock, the convetion took a recess for twenty minutes, in order to give the committee time to examine and report upon the credentials of members.
When the commitee on credentials had retired to examine the documents, the members of the convention employed the intervening time in discussion and opinion expressing, in which the future political bearings had a large share.
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