The Union Republican Convention at Alexandria.

May 19, 1866


Union Republicans of Virginia gathered and organized several resolutions for their new political party. They decide to advocates enfranchisement for blacks.


The Union Republican Convention at Alexandria. Washington, May 18.- The Alexandria Convention assembled this morning, Hon. J. M. Botts in the chair. Mr. Hill offered the following resolutions: Resolved, That, accepting as the settled policy of this Convention the resolutions and reports agreed upon, we organize ourselves into a permanent political organization, to be known as the Union Republican Party of Virginia. Resolved, That a State committee, consisting of nine members, be appointed by the Convention to act until the meeting of the next annual convention of this party, Resolved, That the State Central Committee be authorized to proceed, as soon as in their judgment it maybe deemed advisable, in forming county central committees in each county of the State, the members of each county committee to be appointed for the first year by the State Central Committee, and afterwards by the county convention. Resolved, That the State Central Committee be invested exclusively with the power to call county conventions of the party.
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