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National Convention at New Orleans, LA


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2. Owing our political emancipation in the country to Republican legislation, to which all other parties and political shades of opinion were an justly and bitterly opposed, we would be blind to our prospects and false to our best interest did we identify ourselves with any other organization ;? and as all roads out of the Republican party lead into the democratic camp, we pledge our unswerving devotion to support the nominees of the Philadelphia convention,

3. We sincerely indorse the administration of President U.S. Grant in maintaining our liberties, in protecting us in our privileges, in punishing our enemies, in the dawn of recognition of the claims of men without regard to color, by appointing us to important official positions at home and aboard, in the assurances that he has given to defend our rights, and that while we, and that while we, our gratefulness, acknowledge and appreciate his efforts in behalf of equal rights, we are not unmindful of his glory as a solider, and his exalted virtues as a statesman.

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