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Proceedings of the Conn. State Convention of Colored Men, Held at New Haven, June 6th and 7th, 1865.

1865CT State New Haven proceedings-page6.pdf

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sisting of the above named officers, all of whom shall be elected annually, and shall hold their offices, until their successors are elected, and take their places.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at the meetings of the League and Executive Board; see that all decrees of the League and Board are properly executed, sign all orders on the Treasury, and perform such other duties as many be imposed by the League or Board.

SEC. 4. The Treasurer shall hold in safe keeping, for the use of the League or Board, all monies and all other property not otherwise provided for; report to the League annually, and to the Board quarterly, the condition of the Treasury; pay money only when ordered by the League or Board, and when signed by the proper officers. And he shall, when required, enter into bonds for the faithful performance of his duties.

SEC. 5. The Executive Board shall establish head quarters, and hold meetings, when they deem necessary, in the City of New Haven, shall have power to appoint agents to visit, address and canvass the different parts of the State, call the people together in mass meetings or otherwise, and urge upon them the adoption of all legitimate measures, necessary to secure our rights as American citizens; draw upon the Treasurer for the payment of all expenses in carrying out the purposes of the League, and recommend such improvements to the League, as the members of the Board shall suggest. The Board shall have power to fill all vacancies occurring in office during the recess of the League.

SEC. 6. This League shall meet annually, at such place and date, as the Executive Board may determine upon, to elect officers, and one or more delegates to represent the Connecticut State League, in the annual meetings of the National Equal Rights League, if they deem proper to do so, and to transact other business.

SEC. 7. This Constitution may be altered or amended, by a two-

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