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Colored Convention of the Texas Farmers Association

1880TX-State-Dallas_Report_Galveston-Daily-News_1880-02-18_cropped-page2-1.pdf

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elected by the board of directors for the ensuing term: President, W. R. Carson: vice president, I. V. B. Davis; treasurer, A. R. Griggs; secretary, B. H. Smother.

The board is to meet semi-annually, in July and January: five members will constitute a quorum. S. H. Mothers and W. R. Carson were appointed general agents to organize counties and to solicit contributions. They are allowed twenty per cent. of collections as salary, provided it does not exceed $50 per month.

Arrangements are to be perfected for immediate immigration to the colony with the opening of fall.

Five hundred copies of the minutes were ordered to be printed in pamphlet for distribution.

Thanks were returned to the citizens of Dallas for hospitalities to the mayor and council for the use of the city hall and to the Galveston NEWS and local papers for reportorial courtesy and kind works of cheer, when the convention adjourned sine die.

The delegates as a body were invited to a public installation of the officers of the grand united order of the odd fellows No. 1040, after which they were banqueted by the order.

D. A. Barton, a Mexican half-breed, was shot and wounded Monday night by some unknown parties; the weapon used was a shot gun, and the charge entered his left hand and hip and a portion of the right knee. His wounds are not dangerous. Barton is popular among the colored people, and there is considerable excitement among them.

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