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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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The Kansas Weekly Witness of Parsons; The Colored Patriot, of Topeka; The Wonder, of Parsons; The Sedalia Sun, The People's Advocate, of Washington, D.C.; The Christian Recorder, Philadelphia. The South Kansas Tribune, The Austin Citizen, and the Mobile Gazette, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Committee on Finance submitted the following:

Mr. President: We, your committee beg leave to submit the following:

RESOLVED, That each delegate be assessed twenty-five cents to assist in defraying the expenses of the hall; leaving the balance to be raised from the audience. Total amount of expenses, $18.00

Committee—J.W. French, W.L. Egleson, William Rowe, J.F. Akin and T.J. Merritt

On motion of W.B. Avery, report was laid on the table.

Moved by Mr. Avery, of Labette. that the Finance Committee proceed to lift a general collection to defray the expenses. Motion adopted and a collection taken up, amounting to $12.25.

The Secretary read the following resolutions:

By L. Fulbright:

Resolved, That Mrs. Gov. St. John, Mrs. Senator Plumb, Mrs. I.B. Johnson and Mrs. Judge Thatcher, be requested to accompany Mrs. Wilson on her mission to Washington. Carried.

By T.J. Merritt:

Resolved, That we the Colored Representatives of the Southern part of the state of Kansas, and being now assembled in convention in the city of Parsons, Kansas, do highly endorse the prohibition amendment to the constitution of this, our noble state of Kansas.

by L. Fulbright:

Resolved, That we the colored men of the state of Kansas, in convention on this 27th day of April, 1882, do highly endorse the

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