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National Convention at New Orleans, LA


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rages perpetrated upon them and make the some known to the military commander of the post. One of the very men who opposed the calling of the meeting, because he considered it dangerous, and called him (Mr. Pinchback) crazy or something else even worse for advising such a course, is now a member of Congress, and when he (Mr. Pinchback) was in Washington recently, that very member of Congress had acknowledged that the course taken by the speaker in Alabama in 1865 had been the means of ameliorating the condition of colored men in that State and sending him to Congress, and Mr. Pinchback said the name of that member of Congress is Turner. Mr. Pinchback said he was satisfied that nothing is to be gained by a timorous and time-serving course. He was in favor of the colored people speaking out like men for all those rights belong to American citizenship.

Messrs. Martin, Ransier, and Burch continued the discussion in favor of civil rights, and were followed by Mr. Douglass, who spoke substantially as follows:

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