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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 36.pdf

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thousand needy men, women, and children, and in securing and disbursing, for the benefit of the helpless and friendless of our people, a large sum of money—twelve thousand dollars of which was raised by private contributions through her personal efforts—hereby publicly tender to her, on behalf of the freed people of the country, our heart, felt gratitude ; and may God bless her, who, being a "friend in need, is a friend indeed."

A vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Lewis H. Douglass for his services in the Convention.

Mr. Saunders of Nevada, made remarks congratulating the Convention on the success of its efforts in behalf of the purposes for which it had met, and thanked the originator of it, Mr. Isaac Myers, of Maryland, through whose suggestions and efforts it had been called together.

The Chair, Hon J. H. Harris, made a parting and very able address to the assembly, which was listened to attentively throughout. He thanked the delegates for the respect shown him during their deliberations, and enjoined upon them to labor for the attainment of the ends for which they have met, and, by standing upon the broad principles of the Republican party-–broad as the universe, deep as the sea, and high as heaven-–angels would smile upon their efforts, and they would be crowned with success. He sat down amidst shouts of applause.

The Convention then adjourned sine die.

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