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Colored people of Topeka to Governor Samuel J. Crawford

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At a public meeting of the colored people of Topeka Kansas, held Feb. 25th 1867 the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Whereas the State Legislature now in session, has passed an ordinance, submitting to a vote of the people an amendment to the State Constitution, which if ratified by the people will give impartial suffrage, and
Whereas, this amendment has been submitted on its merits alone without connecting it with any other issues, therefore
Resolved 1st That our warmest gratitude is due to those Senators and Representatives who have advocated and voted for this amendment, and that we hereby tender to the Senate and House of Representatives, our heartfelt thanks,
Resolved 2nd That we also thank his excellency Gov. Crawford, for his hearty support of this measure; believing that in

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him we have a Governor who is faithful to his trust and true to right principles.
Resolved 3rd That we the colored people are willing to assume all of the responsibilities of electors, appealing to our past record, as evidence that we are true and loyal citizens of this government, and as such can be safely trusted with the ballot.
Resolved 4th That copies of the foregoing preamble and resolution be sent to his excellency the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Isaac Dennis,
President of the Meeting.

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Resolutions of Colored Convention in Topeka
Isaac Dennis, President of Convention.
Gratitude to Gov. Crawford & Legislature for ratification of Amendment.
Feb 25, 1867

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