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Mass Meeting of the Colored People of Chicago.

Last night a numerously attended mass meeting of our colored citizens was held at the African M. E. Church, corner of Jackson street and Fourth Avenue, to give expression to their feelings and take some public action in relation to the recent act of Congress abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. At 8 o'clock the meeting was organized by the appointment of J. B. Dawson as temporary Chairman, and R. C. Waring Secretary. A committee consisting of J. Stanly, E. R. Williams and L. Isbell, was appointed to present the names of permanent officers of the meeting. The committee reported as follows: President, John Jones; Vice-Presidents, Rev. J. F. Boulden, Rev. W. A. Dove, John James, H. Campbell and Wm. Alexander; Secretary, R. C. Waring. The report being accepted, these gentlemen were called to fill the positions for which they were named.




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