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National Convention at New Orleans, LA
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There is a clause in the constitution of the United States which provides for this. It provides money for the agrieved party to prosecute his claim, but it is not done. It needs more legislative enactments on this point. He wanted to know what was the use, what honor was there in holding such positions as Lieutenant Governor or similar positions, when they are liable to be insulted by some low, mean persons. He wanted the convention to engraft such resolutions as would secure to them their just rights, and while they were doing this good work, to give some attention to the poor slaves in Cuba. It was too near the United States. He then gave a fearful description of the tortures and outrages perpetrated in the isle of Cuba. He appealed to the convention to work for the interest of the race they represented; to throw off the delusion that had gained such predominance in the minds of certain individuals, that the negroes could not be elevated--that they were not susceptible of education and improvement. Show to the white people that this was false.
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