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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.33.pdf

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is formed. They shall collect and pay into the Treasury of the Kentucky State Benevolent Association such sums as may be assessed upon them by a vote of a 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.

ART. 8. Individuals or Associations favorable to the objects of the Association, and desirous of co-operating with and supporting the objects it endeavors to accomplish, without being themselves connected therewith as members or representatives, may identify themselves with the work sought to be accomplished, by contributions made through the Recording Secretary.

ART. 9. The State Benevolent Association shall at each annual meeting, designate the place in which its next session shall be held.

ART. 10. All persons who are members of subordinate Associations may be entitled to Honorary Membership at the annual meeting of the State Benevolent Association by the payment of two dollars, or to full membership by the payment of such an amount as may be required to entitle a subordinate Association to one representative.

ART. 11. The Kentucky State Benevolent Association shall have power to try its members for breaches of order, violation of the Constitution, and other offences at variance with the objects and the interests of the Association, and upon conviction, such person or persons may be suspended, reproved or expelled as may be determined upon by the judgment of a majority of the members present at an annual meeting; and such trial shall be conducted in accordance with the practice and usages of other well governed organizations in similar cases.

ART 12. The Sessions of the State Benevolent Association shall be held annualy, on the third Tuesday of

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