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Proceedings of the Convention of Colored Men, Held in Edwards Opera House, Parsons, Kansas. April 27th and 28th, 1882.


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NOTE TO THE READER:—In order to give general information concerning the calling of the convention of May 27th in Parsons, Kansas, we republish the following from the "Parsons Daily Wonder."

W. B. Avery,

Secretary and Publisher.

Parsons, Kas, March 20, 1882.

Mrs Augustine Wilson:

ON A MOTION:—There will be a mass meeting for the Freedmen this evening in the Colored Baptist church, the object of which is to consult about matters of general interest to the colored people. Knowing of your deep interest in the causes of humanity, we respectfully invite you to meet with us and to give us the benefit of your counsel. On behalf of the meeting, I am respectfully, your humble servant

W. B. Avery.

Freedman's Meeting

At a mass meeting held by the colored citizens of Parsons and vicinity to consider the general interests of that class of our citizens, the following communication was presented and read in answer to the above and the suggestions therein were read and accepted and a vote of thanks returned to Mrs. Wilson for the deep interest she has taken in our struggles and efforts to better our condition. A convention was decided upon to be held in Parsons to be composed of delegates from the southern half of the state. A committee was appointed to prepare a call and report Friday evening, March 25th. The committee consisted of the following gentlemen: J. W. French, Rev. W. B Avery, E. W. Dorany?, T. P. Perkins, and Mr. Foster.

E. W. Dorany?, Sec'y.

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