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Greenback State Convention

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The State Convention of the National Greenback Party met at Mead's Hall In Lansing at noon February 28, with a f uil attendance. The meeting was called to order by Ilon. M. AV. Field, ehairman of the Exeeutive Committee, on whose motion R. J. Ilaire, of Jackson, was chosen temporary ehairman. After the appointment of the usual committeea on credentials, on permanent organizalion and on resol utions, the convention took a recesa till two o'clock. On reassembling in the afternoon the committee on credentials reported a list of delegatea entitled to seats in the convention, which was adopted without ftlBCTUBion, and tho committee on permanent organi.ation répöHed the following oflicers: President - llobert E. Frazer, Ann Arbor. Viee-Presidents - Ilenry A. Kobinson, Iloratio N. Kobbins, W. F. Ilewitt, i. AV. Pendleton, II. S. Smith, Maynard liutts, John M. Norton, II. H. Hoyt and E. F. Sawyer. Secretaries - C. H. Freeman, AV. H. Power. Mr Frazer on t.iking the chair returned thanks for the honor, deprecated the waste of time in buncombe speeches and advocated conference with the Demócrata and the acceptance of any accessions of strength which could be gained in an honorable manner. After the transaction of some miscellaneous business, the committee on resolutions reported tlie declaration of principies given below. After the adoption of the platform, a motion to ippoint a committee of conference with the Democratie State Convention was carried and a recess ordered f or flf teen minutes, at the close of which the convention having agiiin been called to order, the Chair announced the following: Committee of Conference - il. A. Robinson, II. F. Farnham, II. C. Hodge, C. G. Townsend, L. V. Moulton, J. Taylor, J. Spaulding, K. B. Taylor and L. W. Fowler. The convention then adjourned till evening, when tlie conference committee reported that a similar committee, appointed by the Democrats, had agreed upon the platform adopted by the Nationals in the af ternoon and upon the union ticket given below. A Democratie committee, headed by Judge Mitchell, of Port Huron, soon after appeared and reported that their convention had concurred in the action of the conference committee, both as to the platform and ticket. After mutual eongratulations the convention adjourned.


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