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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.
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thousand needy men, women, and children, and in securing and disbursin, 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–here by publicly tendered to her, on the half of the free 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 to Mr. Luis H Douglas for his services in the convention. Mr. Saunders of Nevada, may remarks congratulating the convention on the success of its efforts in behalf of the purposes for which it had met, and think there originator of it, Mr. Isaac Myers, of Maryland, through suggestions and efforts it had been called together.
The Chair, Hon J. H. Harris, made a party and very able address to the assembly, which was listened to attentively throughout. He think the delegates for the respect shown him during their deliberations, enjoined upon them to labor for that the attainment of the things for which they have to met, by standing upon the broad principles of the Republican Party –brought as the universe, deep as the sea, and high as heaven–angel sat down amidst shouts of applause.
The convention then adjourned sine die.
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