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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page62.pdf

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Mr. Burch, of Louisiana, would only ask for the negro a fair and square chance in the race of life. To fully appreciate the slime and spleen that animated the articles in the Times and German Gazette in regard to this convention, they should be read in full. When the men who control those papers would compare the "twaddle" of this convention to the proceedings of the mass meeting recently held in Cooper Institute. New York, they show the real animus of their motive for misrepresenting this convention.

Mr. Burch thought the colored people had no ill-feeling toward the followers of either John Mitchell or Carl Schurz. He believed there was no disposition to build up a separate party in this country to be known as the negro party. He would insist on the adoption of Mr. Martin's resolution, disavowing that the object of the convention was to build up a negro party. The resolution to that effect was then placed before the convention and unanimously adopted.

Mr. T. Morris Chester, of Pennsylvania, from the committee on platform and resolutions, read a lengthy report, and Mr. Pinchback moved its adoption.

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