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To the Central Executive Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage:

GENTLEMEN:

Your Committee on Printing, to whom was assigned the duty of publishing in pamphlet form the proceedings of the “Convention of the Republican Party of Louisiana,” and of the “Central Executive Committee of the Republican Party,” respectfully report:

That they have performed the duty assigned them, and submit the same for your consideration.

They believe that this pamphlet will be a useful manual in the hands of the unenfranchised, and will exhibit to the people and their representatives that FOUR AND A HALF MILLION of true and la-abiding citizens will not remain deprived of their rights and privileges of citizenship.

ANSEL EDWARDS, Chairman

THOMAS LYNNE,

ARNAUD COMMAGERE.

New Orleans, October 20th, 1865

By Nick

Chairman of the St. John Republican Parish Executive Committee