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Resolved. That the present high rate of taxation in this State, ostensibly paid by the property holders but really paid by the laboring classes, should be reduced, and we hereby respectfully but seriously urge upon the members of the General Assembly at its next session to enact such laws as will enable the administration, upon a much less rate of taxation to raise it sufficient revenue to administer the government and pay the interest upon the public debt.

WHEREAS, The recent executions in Cuba, without adequate trial, of persons claiming the protection of solemn treaties and of national law, prove the Spanish home and colonial authorities to be without a due sense of duty, or a power to restrain the lawless element which has committed the atrocities; and

Whereas, An alarming doctrine has been advanced, that foreign power can not intervene for the protection of life or right in the affairs of Spain and her turbulent colonists, without thereby incurring serious perils of damage in money for so doing; therefore,

Resolved. That in this demonstrated barbarism, and avowed inability to restrain or prevent its future perpetration, the colored citizens of Louisiana entertain grave fears for the future spread of emancipation from African bondage:

1. Spain will, under such doctrines, have little to apprehend from a refusal to decree immediate and unconditional emancipation of the slaves in Cuba since any attempt on the part of foreign powers to enforce the execution of her public pledges in this respect might involve the immense liability for the money value of these slaves.

2. In the event of such act of emancipation the desperate and ungovernable Ku Klux of Cuba—the element which has committed with impunity the outrages complained of, will never allow the law to be

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