Weekly Louisianian, April 11, 1872

Weekly Louisianian, April 11, 1872

THE COLORED CONVENTION

WHICH has so justly and so universally attracted public attention, assembled in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Mechanics’ Institute, yesterday at noon and was called to order by Lieutenant Governor A. J. Ransier, of South Carolina, he being the President of the Southern Convention and the caller of the National Convention. Mr. Ransier briefly, ably and pointedly referred to the object of the Convention and referred to the peculiar condition of the colored race, which renders such gatherings necessary.

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Representatives from Mississippi: Jas. Hill, G. W. White, J. J. Spelman, J. D. Webster, Jas. Pilles, A. K. Davis, H. P. Jacobs.

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G. W. White represented Mississippi on the committee on credentials.

J. H. Piles represented Mississippi on the committee on permanent organization.

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