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Address to the Colored Voters of the State of Pennsylvania, issued by the Pennsylvania State Equal Rights League, Harrisburg, August 1872

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members of this Convention, that in the first Presidential vote which we shall cast in November next since our investiture into the sacred rites as citixens, we will, here in the State of Pa., cast our vote for a colored man, as one of the Presidential Electors. Wm. D. Forten, Esq., eminently deserves your suffrages. He is a man of the people. His long and useful life has been devoted to our elevation. We thank the State Central Committee for placing him upon the Electoral ticket and giving us an additional incentive for organizing and bringing out the full colored vote of the State. And now, brothers, arm for the conflict, organize your clubs, under the auspices of the State League. Freedom calls you! Be ready to dash again to the earth the oppressor's rod. May God

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