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Proceedings of the Council of the Georgia Equal Rights Association. Assembled at Augusta, Ga. April 4th, 1866. Containing the Address of the President, Captain J. E. Bryant, and Resolutions Adopted by the Council.

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Augusta, Ga, Richmond County, April 4th, 1866.

A called meeting of the Council of Georgia Equal Rights Association met at the office of the Loyal Georgian. The meeting was called to order at 10 A M by Captain J E Bryant, President. The following counties were represented:

Richmond, T P Beard.

Greene, E C Powell.

Wilks, H M Nelson.

Morgan, L McAlester,

Warren, W Harris.

After prayer by Rev Lewis Smith of Bibb county, the President read the following address:

Gentlemen of the Council of the Georgia Equal Rights Association:

You have been called together to transact important business. The constitution of your society authorizes you to elect a delegate to Congress. It was thought best at your first session to postpone any action upon this, and you will now decide whether such election is for the interest of the cause. I am fully convinced that you realize the importance of sending a colored man to Washington, as soon as practicable, to advocate the cause of equal rights with the President and members of Congress, whenever he can assist you by so doing. There

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