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1897-04-10-WashingtonBee-p5- - a. of HOW COLORED REPUBLICANS WERE DISMISSED. A...
a. of HOW COLORED REPUBLICANS WERE DISMISSED. A SYSTEMATIC ONSLAUGHT ON COLORED REPUBLICANS. THE DUTY OF THE ADMINISTRATION. In 1894 there were several Colored Democratic Associations that were organized for the purpose of having colored Republicans dismissed. In every Department in which there was a Republican these Negro Democrats would adopt the following methods to have colored Republicans dismissed. It will be seen that there was an advisory board from which emanated all orders. ONE OF THE ORDERS. Afro-American Bureau of Organization, of the Democratic Congressional Committee, Room 5, Corcoran Building, Robert Still, Chief. ADVISORY BOARD : C. H. J. Taylor, Kan. M. L. Koonce, Ala. H. C. C. Astwood, N. Y. T. W. Swann. Pa. W. E. Gross, N. Y. Clifford Plummer, Mass. John Brown, N. J. J. T. C. Newsom, Tex. Wash., D. C, June 30, 1894. Dear Sir : The Democratic Congressional Committee, which is acting in harmony with the National Democratic Society, and the Negro National Democratic League, is desirous of enlisting the support and co-operation of all who are in sympathy with the 1 principles and policy of the present Administration. To this end every " fT a. ?1T 1 --1 .. L 4-1 -. r-t r r si- r enort win ue maue uy 111c uiascimwa-tion of literature, and through the popular educator of the people, the press, to perpetuate the existing principles and policies. The committee deem it essential in order to achieve the best results, that club organizations be formed, which will unite in a general body for a common cause and a general welfare such as the Congressional Club now in existence. Being informed that you are in sympathy with the policy of the present Administration, you are hereby requested to attend a meeting to be held at Odd Fellows Hall, Friday evening, July 6, 1894, for the purpose ol consulting with those who are desirous to co-operate with, and willing to assist the Congressional Committee in their efforts to further the interests of the party during the forth-coming fall campaign. It has been suggested that campaign committees be organized in the several divisions of the different Departments, which will act as a nucleus to the main organization. Should you be in syn pathy with such an organized effort, as we believe you are, and desire to aid in the manner expressed, I should be glad to hear from you, either in person or by letter letter, or if convenient, have your presence at the meeting, as stated. Very truly yours, Attest: R. G. STILL, Chief. C. H. J. TAYLOR, President League. E. L. DAWKINS, Secretary League. H. V.. C. ASTWOOD, Chair. Ex. Com. League. C. L. Barnes, Pres. Negro Dem. Cong. Club. M. L. Koonce, Secretary. C. C. Curtis, Chairman Ex. Com. ONE OF THE EDICTS. THE NEGRO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CLUB. Office of the Secretary, 716 23d St. n. w., Wash., D. C, May 31, '94-Hon. Benjamin Micou, Chfef Clerk Navy Uept. Sir: We, the members of the Negro Democratic Congressional Club, take great pleasure in presenting the name of R. W. Turner, who has been a staunch Democrat for fifteen years, for an appointment as laborer in the Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, vice Joseph N. Mayne, Republican. Knowing as we do that you are in favor of promoting and encouraging Negro Democracy, and as this club is doing all in its power to aid the Democratic nominee for Governor of Alabama financially and otherwise, we sincerely hope that our request may meet your approval. Done by unanimous vote of the Congressional Club this 31st day of May, A. D. 1894. M. L. KOONCE, Secretary. C. L. Barnes, President. Chas. C. Curtis, Chairman Ex. Com. I

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  2. 10 Apr 1897, Sat,
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