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National Convention at New Orleans, LA


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Considerable discussion arose in reference to receiving resolutions, as the evening was set aside for speeches. A few of the gentlemen who were not appointed as the orators seemed anxious to relieve themselves of their eloquence and electrify the convention with brilliant essays. This did not suit a number of the members, but gave the ambitious elocutionists a chance to talk about their rights as conventionists. Good sense finally prevailed, and business went on. Resolutions came up, among them one from J. Henri Burch, which Mr. Cardoza and a number of gentlemen objected to reading at that time.

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