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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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On motion to this effect, voted that the council approve the plan recommended by the President of employing two editors, one white and one colored man; also, white and colored Financial Agents.

Voted to appoint a committee of three to report upon the salaries of editors and financial agents. Smith of Bibb. McAlester of Morgan, and Powell of Greensboro were appointed.

Voted to adjourn at half past three, p. m.


The meeting being called to order, the committee on Salaries reported that they did not think it best to fix the salaries at this meeting of the council. Voted to receive and adopt the report.

On motion, voted that the President be permitted, with the advice of the financial agents and committee, to loan to the officers of the Association and council, and those connected with the paper, such sums of money as he may think advisable.

On motion, voted to reconsider the vote adopting the report of the committee on Salaries.

On motion, voted that the report be returned to the committee with instructions to consult with the financial agents and report again.

On motion, voted that Mr Thomas P Beard be the Treasurer for the Loyal Georgian; that he give a bond in the sum of five hundred dollars for the faithful performance of his duties; and that he deposit each week in the Freedmen s Saving's Bank, of Augusta, all money iu his hands belonging to the paper.

On motion, voted that when ten or more copies of the paper are sent to one address they shall be furnished for $2 50 per copy, for one year; and if more than fifty copies are sent to one address they shall be furnished for $2 00 per copy.

Lewis Smith, Vice President of Bibb county, informed the council that the Union League of Macon desired to join the Equal Rights Association, and retain their present organization and constitution.

On motion of Nelson of Wilkes county, voted that the Union League of Macon be invited to unite with the Equal Rights Association, retaining their organization, providing they adopt the constitution of the Subordinate Associations,

On motion, voted that the Union League of Savannah be invited to join the Equal Bights Association upon the same? condition as the Union League of Macon is invited to join.

On motion, voted that a committee of two be instructed to proceed to Savannah with the President, and to endeavor to persuade the friends of equal rights in that city to unite with the Equal Rights Association, in the great and important work it has undertaken. The President appointed Beard of Richmond, and Powell of Greene.

On motion, voted that if the subscription and donations to the

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