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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 35.pdf

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gratulating the craft on Mr. Luis H Douglas, a member of the craft haven't received his rights in this District of Columbia and holding his position in the government printing office.

Mr. Woodland, New Jersey, offer the following:

Resolved, does this convention recommended to our people to abstain from the use of tobacco, and doing lotteries and policies, and the money be spent in purchasing homesteads.

Mr. S Lowry, of Tennessee, offered the following; which was adopted:

"That, as this is a convention in industrial compose largely of colored people in a national Council, for the education and elevation of the masses of our countrymen in the southern states–

Resolved, that delegates, upon returning home, will call State conventions, and organize educational and literary societies and the counties, as far as possible, to act in conjunction with the Bureau, through state organizations, and ratify the objects of this body, and place them in harmony with the Bureau in its purposes."

Mr. J Milton Turner, of Mississippi, Offered the following; which was adopted:

Resolved, that this convention distinctly disavow all responsibility for the sentiments expressed here to-day by Senator J. W. D. Bland apologizing for the negro-hating, unreconstructed rebels of Virginia, in the matter of test oath for office-holders instead of Virginia. The finance committee reported that $289 84 have been collected in cash; $155 90 expended; $133 44 on hand; and $105 have been pledged; that, in order to carry on the work pf teh Burea;, More funds were wanted; therefore—

Resolved, that vice presidents of each of the states be required to collect forward to the Treasurerof the Bureau, five dollars from each of the counties in the states as soon as possible.

The report was adopted; and the resolution laid on the table.

Mr. J. P. Evans offered the following to my colon which was adopted.

Resolved, that we recommended the delegates here Assembled to procure of their constituents, on the returned home, statistics showing the number of societies of various kinds, embracing wealth and strength of said societies, in forward the same to the Bureau at Washington for publication.

Mr. A Manning, Of the District of Columbia, offered a resolution of thanks to the publishers of the Evening Star, National Republican, and Daily Chronicle, for the favorable reports of the proceedings of this convention published in their columns. Adopted.

Rev, Anthony Bowen, of this District, offered a resolutions, the all ministers of the gospel, Hoover delegates here, on the return home, would, with one universal unity of action, offer a prayer to Almighty God for that amcloration of the condition of their race, in for His blessing on their efforts are shown in this Convention. Adopted.

A resolution of thanks was also passed, to the President of this Convention Hon J. H. Harris, for the ability impartiality what which she has per sided over this assembly.

Hon. H. S Harmon, of Floridam offered the following; which was adopted.

Resolved, that this National Convention, appreciating the noble and untiring serves of Mrs. Josephine Griffing during the period of seven years, in eight of the poor people of our race, which has resulted in securing homes an employment for over six

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