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1873LA-State_New-Orleans_Report__1873-11-20_excerpt-7.pdf

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shippers of producerespective of their race or color.

The report of the mittee was accepted and the resolutions pted.

Mr. Allain then prnted a supplemental report containing olutions to be presented to the coloronvention at Washington.

Mr. Burch then ented the following resolution of coment to the press, which was unanimo adopted:

Resolved, That thanks of this convention are due, and tsame are hereby tendered, to the New [Oans Republican and Times for their comte and the impartial report of the proceedds of this convention.

Mr. W. G. John, of Orleans, offered the following retions, which were adopted:

Resolved, That thanks of this convention are due and a hereby tendered to Lieutenant GovernC. C. Antoine for the dignified manner inich he has presided over the deliberatioof this convention.

Resolved, That the secretaries and other officers of this convention rece ve our thanks for the satisfactory manner in which they have discharged their several duties.

Mr. A. Williams East Baton Rouge, then offered the foling resolution which was laid on the tab

Whereas, It is sense and purpose of this convention to ress a determination for the advancemeand economical management of this State government; and

Whereas, It is ngly urged upon the Legislature of this state by the press and taxpayers to use ry measure to reduce the expenses of tsame, in order to relieve her citizens the burden of heavy taxation now impd upon them by the previous government and

Whereas, Nearl500,000 can be saved the State by the Gral Assembly uniting in removing the Se capital from the city of New Orleans to its former and appropriate location; therefore, be it

Resolved, That this convention do earnestly urge upon s excellency, William Pitt Kellogg, Genor, to urge the General Assembly of this tate, in his next annual message, to ur passing such a law as will favor reprig the old State House and removing e State capital to the city of Baton Rou

On motion of Mr. C. F. Ladd, seconded by Mr. R. B.quie of Orleans, the convention then adjourned sine die.

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