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Convention of Colored Citizens in Texas

1873TX State Brenham_Reports.2.pdf

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COLORED MEN'S CONVENTION, 1873

BRENHAM, July 3 and 4

Officers: President, N. W. Cuney. Vice-Presidents, Mathew Gaines, Richard Allen, and John Reed. Secretaries, John N. Coss, and J. H. Washington.

Committee on Address: W. C. Richer, W. A. Price, Jacob Freeman, G. T. Ruby, J. J. Hamilton, John DeBruhl, B. F. Williams, P. J. Moore, Cooke Jenkins, L. A. Clope, J. J. Webb, Walter Riptoe, N. W. Cuney, W. H. Holland, J. H. Washington, and Richard Allen, chairman.

ADDRESS1

We, the undersigned members of the committee on address, do most respectfully, by leave, report as follows:

That we consider one of the prime objects of our assemblage to be the promotion of good feelings between ourselves and our white fellow citizens of the State, without whose earnest and sincere efforts in co-

1 The proceedings of this Conference are briefly reported in The State Gazette, October 21, 1872.

1 The proceedings of this convention are taken from the Daily State Journal (Austin), July 5 and 7. 1873.

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