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Proceedings of the Colored National Labor convention : held in Washington, D.C., on December 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 1869.

1869-WASHGINGTON DC-Colored national Labor Convention 34.pdf

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aacred rights and interest of the people in the public lands from further encroachments in this direction, in the especially and earnestly protect against appropriations of these lands except for occupation in limited quantities by actual settlers.

Resolved, that we earnestly invite Congress to consider weather some measures cannot be adopted to facilitate the settlement of Southern colored and other laborers upon unoccupied lands, believing that I'm more independent, and, therefore, a more intelligent citizenship will be that outgrowth of the nations liberty.

The following resolution was offered by George T. Downing: Resolved, this convention expresses is most earnest desire that there shall be brought about, at the earliest possible time, a union of such National Labor Unions as do or many exist on the basis of not prescribing persons on the account of their sex or color.

Mr. J. A. Warren, of Ohio, offered a resolution recominding the Christian Recorder, of Philadelphia, to the support of colored people. Abram Smith, of Tennessee, offer the following, which was referred: Resolved, that this convention endorses the Tennessee Manual Labor University Industrial school, devoted to the elevation improvement of youth and industry art and mental improvement.

Mr. Cumback, of Mississippi, made a short address congratulating the convention on the great success of the Republican Party in his state. They had March Ford the Star-Spangled Banner over them; and achieved a great triumph—over 30,000 Radical majority—and had swim lakes in rivers to give this convention the glad tidings.

R. M. Adger, of Pennsylvania, offer the following: Resolved, that this is the desire of the mechanics and laborers of Philadelphia that the convention devise ways and means by which mechanics and laborers, regardless of color, B admitted to workshops on equal terms; and that our children may

The various branches of trade. Resolved, that this convention recommended to the executive committee to elect a delegate to represent the interests of the labor movement in the labor Congress.

L.H. Douglas, secretary, read communication from the national executive committee of colored men, expressing satisfaction what's the national labor conventions, and offering cooperation within the interest of colored labor. Mr. Wm U. Saunders, of Nevada, offered a resolution that the members of this convention cheerfully Bear testimony to that untiring zeal of its important trust, and therefore tender to it their hearty thanks for the great good what should has already accomplished and various matters touching the welfare of the colored people of United States.


The committee on National Labor Union reported the following Vice-presidents:—Albert Somerville, Tennessee; J.F. Rapier, alabama: W. H. Lester, Virginia; Wm. Bonner, Louisianna; W.H. Hall Calfornia; Robert H. Small Nevade; J.B. Hutchins North Carolina; W.T Cumback, Missippi; J.F. Long, Gerogia; E.S Traner, Florida; Charles M. Lim. Connecticut; A.E. Veazey, Delaware; J.A. Warner, Ohio; P.H. DOnegan, D. C., J. T. Waugh, Rhode ISland; J.W. Jonrws, West Virginia; W.H. Fletcher, Massachusetts; W.P. Brooks,Wisconsion; R. Adger, Pebbsylvania; Wm. Perkins, Maryland; S.C. Watsom, Michigan; W.P Powe;;. New York; J. H. Rainey, South Carolina; A J. Woodlin, NEw Jersay.

J.R. W. Lenard of New York, chairman of Committee on printing ra a communication from twent-five colored printers of New York con

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