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National Convention at New Orleans, LA
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I am satisfied that when the sun shall set on the second Tuesday in November, we shall have witnessed another success of the administration that is now conducting our party. I want the colored men of the South backed by the millions of votes in all parts of the Union. I want them to go to the national capital and see that their representatives attend to their duties and vindicate the rights of their race. I want them also to go to the best hotels of the city and vindicate their rights as free men of the nation; Lieutenant Governor Pinchback did so when he went to Washington, and registered his name on the books of the Arlington Hotel, and was politely asked by the proprietor what rooms he would choose, thus proving there was some virtue in colored men occupying high positions in the South.
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