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The Detroit Board of Trade proposes hosting a Commercial Convention of nationwide business interests

Detroit, Michigan and Surrounding Area, 1857
05/25/1865
The Detroit Board of Trade issued an invitation to the Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce of United States and Canada to attend a Convention it intended to host in the city.  The object for this unprecendented call was the discussion of the commercial development of the continent at what was considered a critical juncture. Many took up the invitation and the "Commercial Convention" was held betweem July 11 and July 14, 1865 in Detroit.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Commercial Convention, Proceedings of the Commercial Convention, held in Detroit, July 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 1865 : published by order of the Convention (Detroit, MI: Detroit Advertiser and Tribune Company, 1865), 4-6.

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