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Proceedings of the Conn. State Convention of Colored Men, Held at New Haven, June 6th and 7th, 1865.
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SEC. 6. The officers shall hold their offices for one year, or until their successors are elected. The officers of the League may receive such compensation as may be determined by the Executive Committee.
SEC. 7. Persons in different States friendly to the purposes of this League, may form State Leagues auxiliary to this, with such subordinate organizations as they may deem proper, provided that no distinction on account of color or sex shall be permitted in such auxiliary or subordinate association, Such Leagues may, at their discretion, employ agents, and issue such documents as they may deem conducive to the ends for which this League is formed. They shall collect and pay into the Treasury of the National Equal-Rights League such sums as may be assessed upon them by vote of the majority at the annual meeting, and shall co-operate with the Association in all movements which it shall inaugurate for the accomplishment of the purposes for which it was formed.
SEC. 8 The sessions of the National Equal-Rights League shall be held annually, the third Tuesday of September, at ten o'clock, A.M., for the election of officers, and the transaction of such other business as may be brought before it.
SEC. 9. At any annual meeting of the National Equal-Rights League, this constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of the majority of the members present.
On motion of Mr. Downing, of Rhode Island, the Executive Board of the League were authorized to fill vacancies occuring during the year, in the official direction of the League.
After the Secretary had read it, and explained the relation of the Auxiliary to the National, the Convention resolved to form themselves into a League.
The Preamble and Constitution submitted by the business committee was then read and adopted by sections, after a spirited discussion, in which nearly every member of the Convention joined.
The Convention then adjourned.
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