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Proceedings of the first convention of colored men of Kentucky held in Lexington, March the 22d, 23d, 24th and 26th, 1866. With the constitution of the Kentucky State Benevolent Association. Printed by order of the convention.

1866 Kentucky State Convention in Lexington.31.pdf

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shall see that all decrees of the Association are duly executed, and perform such other duties as may be imposed by the Association. The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President perform his duties.

The Recording Secretary, shall duly record the proceedings of the Association and of the Executive Committee draw all orders on the Treasurer when directed by the proper authority ; receive all money paid to the Association, pay over the same to the Treasurer and take his receipt therefor. The Corresponding Secretary shall under the guidance of the Association and the Executive Committee, Conduct the correspondence of the Association; receive from the agents of the Association or other persons all documents of historical, statistical or general interest, and shall carefully preserve, arrange and tabulate such documents for the use of the Association.

The Treasurer shall keep all money collected by the agents, or contributed by the Auxiliary Associations. He shall report to the Association annually, and to the Executive Committee, whenever required, the condition of the Treasury. He shall pay out money only upon the order of the Executive Committee, and when properly signed by the President and Recording Secretary.

He shall give proper security for the faithful performance of his duty, and for the safekeeping of all property entrusted to his charge belonging to the Association.

ART. 5. The Executive Committee shall establish an office in Lexington in which place they shall hold quarterly sessions, on the fourth Tuesday of September, the fourth Tuesday of December, the fourth Tuesday of March and the fourth Tuesday of June. the session to commence at 10 o'clock A. M. Special meetings may be called when deemed necessary or expedient by the Executive Committee, and they shall have power to suspend any officer for malfeasance in office. A majority of the

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