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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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office Peru.

L. Fulbright, Shawnee, postoffice Topeka.

The secretary having returned, the reading and correcting of the minutes was ordered. Pending the reading of the minutes J. S. Hall was appointed assistant secretary, pro tem.

By Rev. J. C. Stewart ;

Resolved. That the thanks of this convention be returned to the citizens of Parsons for the kindness extended to the delegates attending this convention. Also, to the president of this convention for the able manner in which he has discharged the duties of his office and to the other officers of the convention.

By [W.?] A. Price

Resolved, That a committee of two, residing in the city of Parsons, whose duty it shall be to assist the secretary in revising the minutes for publication.

The following is the Committee on Revision, as appointed : Rev. W. B. Avery, chairman ; Rev. T. J. Merritt and J. W. French.

The convention having closed its [lab???], the President being quite ill, the Vice-President--L. Fulbright--took the chair ; and, on behalf of the President, thanked the delegates for the courtesy shown him while presiding over them, and hoped that success would crown our efforts, and commending them to the kindly care of the Good Shepherd, bade the convention adieu.

The Doxology was sung and a fervent prayer was offered by Rev. W. F. Hedgman, of Montgomery county.

The President then announced the convention adjourned.

Thus closed one of the most im-

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