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The Undersigned were appointed a committee at the civil rights mass meeting, held in Washington, D.C., December 19, and instructed to present to your earnest attention the following memorial and resolutions: To the honorable members of the Forty-second Congress, of all parties: Respected sirs: We are aggrieved by being invidiously proscribed. ... The people, in their late national convention, which assembled at Philadelphia, at Cincinnati, and at Baltimore, affirmed that we, as well as all other citizens, should be protected in equality before the law. The people in the late election ratified this declaration. ... Preview this item
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The Undersigned were appointed a committee at the civil rights mass meeting, held in Washington, D.C., December 19, and instructed to present to your earnest attention the following memorial and resolutions: To the honorable members of the Forty-second Congress, of all parties: Respected sirs: We are aggrieved by being invidiously proscribed. ... The people, in their late national convention, which assembled at Philadelphia, at Cincinnati, and at Baltimore, affirmed that we, as well as all other citizens, should be protected in equality before the law. The people in the late election ratified this declaration. ...

Author: Robert Purvis; United States. Congress
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.? : s.n, 1872 or 1873]
Series: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 13281.
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Genre/Form: Memorials (Legal)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Purvis; United States. Congress
OCLC Number: 437987559
Notes: Statement and memorial, presented by a committee of African Americans to the Third Session of the Forty-second Congress, which met from Dec. 2, 1872, to Mar. 3, 1873.
"Memorial. Whereas as a class, in the interest of slavery, we have been outraged; and whereas legislation is needed to counteract the same, to educate the people, to respect our rights; it is resolved ..."--leaf [2]. Signed: Robert Purvis [and twenty-four others].
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. Series 1 ; no. 13281).
Description: [2] leaves ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 13281.
Other Titles: Memorial. Whereas as a class, in the interest of slavery, we have been outraged ...

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