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Conference for the Colored People of Texas

1879 TX State Convention in Houston 2.pdf

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colored people of the state; and whereas on the present occasion he has figured conspicuously and has been instrumental in bringing us together, the largest, most intelligent and unbiased body or assemblage of colored men ever hold in the state of Texas; therefore,

Be it resolved, that we tender a vote of thanks to the Hon. Richard Allen for the kind, courteous and impartial manner in which he has presided over our deliberations.

Resolved further, that we invoke the Divine and Supreme Ruler of the Universe to ever shower down upon him the blessing of eternal prosperity.



The colored conference adjourned sine die. Commissioners were elected to encourage the exodus movement, one from each congressional district. First-C. Butler, of Smith county, Second-W. W. Lewis, of Gregg county. Third-to be appointed by the chair. Fourth-L.H. McCaleb, of Fort Bend. Fifth-H. Ruby, of Burleson. Sixth-G.M. Trouseclair, of Hayes. The printing of the proceedings were awarded Richard Nelson, of Galveston.

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