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A Colored State Fair Association.

Messrs. Louis J. Winston, H. P. Jacobs and Wm. McCary, of Adams county, have been appointed honorary commissioners of the colored fair association of Mississippi, which proposes to give its first annual fair at Jackson, commencing on Monday, October 26th, and closing five days later. It will be remembered that not long since the white citizens of Jackson had a State fair association that fitted up a nice fair grounds and gave several annual exhibitions, but this year they allowed the project to fall through, when J. J. Spellman, James Hill and other prominent and energetic colored men, took hold of the matter and determined to organize a State fair association amongst the colored people of the commonwealth. This they have done, and having secured the grounds of the white association at Jackson they will give their first fair commencing October 26th next. We wish the new association an abundant degree of prosperity, and hope that it will receive the encouragement of all the people of Mississippi, irrespective of color.

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