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Record of action of the convention held at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., July 15th and 16th, 1863, for the purpose of facilitating the introduction of colored troops into the service of the United States.
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To Arms! To Arms!
GRAND MASS CONVENTION
COLORED MEN ONE AND ALL!
We invite you to attend A Grand Mass Meeting
to be held in the
CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE,
On the banks of the Noble Hudson,
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, July 15th and 16th, 1863.
The Object of this Meeting of Colored Men is to show the Government and People their willingness to aid in the suppression of the Rebellion, by organizing a large force of Colored Volunteers for the War, to be under the command of Leaders known to be in sympathy with the movement, and upon the assurance that they will get the remuneration and protection which belongs to a Citizen Soldier of the Union.
The Local Committee of Poughkeepsie will make every arrangement for the comfort of Delegates and Visitors.
Let this be one of the Greatest Demonstrations ever held by Colored Citizens.
Let all come and Swell the numbers for Union and Liberty.
J. H. Townsend, New York.
Robert Vosburgh, "
Rev. J. N. Gloucester, Brooklyn.
Rev. C. B. Ray, New York.
P. W. Downing, "
A. J. Aldridge, Jersey City.
William Rich, Troy.
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