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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page24.pdf

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NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION.

A good deal of the third day's proceedings of this convention was consumed in quibbling about points of order.

The following additional members presented their credentials, and were admitted to seats: M. W. Smith, Joseph B. Brooks and F. G. Barbadoes, of the District of Columbia; Daniel Seals, of California; William A. Jones, of New York; Edward Brown, of Texas.

Mr. Rapier, of Alabama, presented a resolution, which was referred to the committee on resolutions, resolving that hereafter there shall be no more colored conventions in this country; that the colored man in the future will be content to wipe out color.

An effort was made by Mr. David Gordon, of Kansas, to have the election of Mr. Fred Douglass as president of the convention canceled, and a new president elected, in consequence of an apprehension that that gentleman would not attend the convention. The convention refused to accede to the proposition unitl it could be more definitely ascertained that Mr. Douglass would not be here.

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