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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-page11.pdf

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generally will be best subserved and advanced by a union of all our energies and the use of all our means in a given direction, we therefore invite the co-operation of such societies in the advancement of the objects of the League.

SECTION 1. The objects of this League are to encourage sound morality, education, temperance, frugality, industry, and promote everything that pertains to a well ordered and dignified life; to obtain by appeals to the minds and conscience of the American people, or by legal process when possible, a recognition of the rights of the colored people of the nation, as American citizens.

SEC. 2. The members of this Convention shall be constituted in the members of the National Equal-Rights League for the first year. Hereafter such persons as shall be duly accredited representatives of the auxiliary associations herein provided for, shall constitute its members; provided that no auxiliary society shall be entitled to more than one representative for each fifty dollars contributed by such society, with an additional member for any amount over thirty dollars thus contributed.

SEC. 3. The officers shall be a President, on Vice-President. from each State represented in this Convention, Recording and Corresponding Secretaries, a Treasurer, and an Executive Committee, consisting of the President, first Vice-President, Recording Secretaries, and four other persons, to be elected by the League at the same time with other officers.

SEC. 4. The President shall preside at all regular meetings of the League an of the Executive Committee, see that all decrees of the League are duly executed, and perform such other duties as may be imposed by the League. The Vice-President, in the other of their election, shall, in the absence of the President, perform his duties.

The Recording Secretary shall duly record the proceedings of the League and of the League and of the Executive Committee; draw all orders on the Treasurer, when directed by the proper authority; receive all money paid to the League, pay the same to the Treasurer, and take his receipt therefor.

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