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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.

1863NY.15.pdf

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overcome those other enemies hardly less cruel, here at home, who still seek to degrade you. This is not the time to hesitate or to giggle. Do your duty to our country, and you will set an example of generous self-sacrifice which will conquer prejudice and open all hearts.

Accept my thanks for the invitation with which you have honored me, and believe me, dear sir,

Very faithfully, yours,

Charles Sumner

Edward Gilbert, Esq.

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