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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page28.pdf

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this convention is wrangling about far less important matters to the great mass of colored people."

Mr. Jacobs, of Mississippi, followed Mr. Ruffin, and spoke in opposition to the passage of Mr. Rapier's resolution condemning the Cincinnati convention. He said this was not a one-man government. No one knew who would be the candidate of the Philadelphia convention, or what would be its platform. Nor did any one know what would be the complexion of the Cincinnati convention, or who would be its candidates; and until these things were known it was not meet for members of this convention to be taking action upon subjects entirely foreign to the objects for which it was called.

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