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State Colored Men's Convention

1873LA-State_New-Orleans_Report__1873-11-19_excerpt-4.pdf

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of taxation; therefore be it

Resolved, That this convention earnestly recommends to our Representatives in the General Assembly to repeal the present revenue laws of the State, and to enact such equitable measures as will relieve the people of the burdens, vexations and iniquities which characterize the present system, under which a portion of citizens are compelled to bear not only their own allotments of the public expenses, but also those of a large and increasing class of chronic delinquents.

The resolutions were adopted.

[Governor Antoine in the chair.]

T. T. Allain, chairman of the committee appointed to draft resolutions on the subject of the national convention of colored men, reported a resolution to elect twenty delegates from this convention, and that the convention separate into congressional districts for the purpose of election.

The resolutions were unanimously adopted.

Mr. Green announced to the convention that Governor Kellogg, Senator West and other distinguished guests were present.

The further action on the resolution was therefore postponed, and the gentlemen invited to the platform.

Among them were Attorney General Field, Hon. J. M. G. Parker, Senator Wharton, Hon. A. B. Harris, Senator Pinchback and others.

Mr. Green moved that Senator West be invited to address the convention.

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