Mass Meeting for Civil Rights planned 1873 Borden, Allen
f COMTSTUNIC ATED . Meeting at ISinston. A meeting of the colored citizens of Lenoir County was held at the Court House in Kinsttn Saturday night, Nov. 8th, .1873, in which some of our while Republicans participated. On motion, Rev. S. B. Williams t was called to the chair, and L S. Murphy requested to act as Secretary. A committee of five, consisting of A. Mnnroe, L. H. Fisher, Rev. A. Allison, Jas. E. Davis and G. W. Stanly, was appointed to draft resolutions. resolutions. - During the absence of the committee, Hon. R. W. King was called upon to make, a speech, to which he responded in a few brief remarks on civil rights. The committee, after being absent but a few minutes, returned, and reported the following resolutions: Whebeas, A call has been made in favor of Civil Rights, and, i Whebeas, We are deeply interested in this question; therefore, be it Resolved. 1st, That we answer the call, and believe that it is essential to the best interest of the country that a Convention should be held at the time appointed. Iiest-lved. Iiest-lved. Iiest-lved. 2nd. That the chairman be author ized to appoint a committee to make the necessary necessary preparations, by canvassing and advertising," advertising," for the holding of a Mass Meeting of all the friends of Freedom and Civil Rights, for the purpose of appointing delegates to the Con ven tin to be held at Raleigh on the iMth of November, 1873, and in the meantime to solicit contributions for the purpose of defraying expenses, expenses, &o. Whereupon, the chairman appointed the - following following gentlemen, to wit : Rev. A. 'Allison., I. S Murphy, A. Blount, G. W. Stanly, L. H. Fisher, E. W. Borden and J. Allen, as a committee committee to make the necessary arrangements for tha bidding of mass meeting of, all the friends of civil rights, in Kinstou, at the Grart House, on Saturday, Nov. 15th, at 11 o'clock A. M. v A f ter which, the meeting was addressed by A. Mnnroe, I. S. Aftrphy, Gi Wl Stanly and B. Williams, who, in short, pithy, and unmistakable unmistakable language, directed ' the attention of the audience to the . subject ' under, discussion the attainment of civil righto to all men. : . . - S. B. Williams, Chairman. Isaac S. McbphyJ Secretary. '