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FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE. Land Improvement Company-Delegates Elected-Interesting Items.
On the 3rd of May, the Piedmont Industrial and Land Improvement Co. purchased 10 city lots and 15 or 20 bordering on the new
city, thus you see Charlottesville is blooming and with it blooms the only land Improving Co. organized by colored men, chartered
by the law and in successful operation in Piedmont, Va. This company is a blessing to us and will produce rich results with
such untiring, honest and earnest officers as follows: Pres. Robert Kelser, Vice Pres. D. D. Alexander, Treas. Chas Cole,
Sect. B. E. Tonsler, Directors: J. H. Ferguson, John Cole, W. L. Brown, W. C. Gibbons, Goodlow Sr., Stephen Logan, Rev. A.
Truatt. We are coming.
Quite a large collection was taken Sunday at the First Colored Baptist church to send delegates to the convention. Rev. R.
Alonza Scott, Mr. Jno. Brown and Mr. Robt. Kelser, delegates.
Rev. Alexander Truatt preached a fine sermon at Mt. Zion church after which a collection of nearly four hundred dollars was
raised to help settle the church debt.
Rev. Robinson of Fredericksburg gave a good lecture to the people Monday night after which a May Festival was had for the
enjoyment of all. Rev. Jefferson also made some very striking remarks.
Mr. Lewis Wayland and Miss Nannie Goodloe were joyfully married April 30, to the sorrow of some who got left.
Miss S. J. Sellars has gone to Washington to spend a short time with her sister Mrs. Mary Reed. She is very much missed by
the Literary Society which hopes she will soon return.
Mr. Flemming Green, an aged member of the First Baptist Church, (colored), was found dead in his room Wednesday at 5 P.M.
Heart disease is thought to have been the cause of his death. His funeral was preached at the above named church.
Mrs. Sarah Poindexter beloved daughter of James and Julia Farrar, and wife of Thos. Poindexter, died May 12th. She left an
infant about a month old, also a host of friends to mourn their loss.
Summary of Article
Reports the acquisition of land in Charlottesville by the Piedmont Industrial and Land Improvement Co. which was the "only
land improving co. organized by colored men."