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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.32.pdf

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Executive Committee shall reside where the office is established.

The Executive Committee shall hire an agent or agents who shall visit the different portions of the State accessable to them, and shall call the people of those portions together in Convention or otherwise, and urge them to take the steps necessary to secure the rights and improvements for the attainment of which this Association is formed. They shall encourage the publication of such documents as may be of advantage to our cause ; and may at their discretion publish brief appeals, arguments or statements of facts, which may have a tendency to promote the ends of the Association, provided that such documents shall be furnished to the public at such rates as shall admit of their general distribution. They shall apportion among the Auxiliary Associations according to the number of members reported, the amounts which the Association shall urge upon the officers of such Auxiliary Societies a prompt response to such demands.

They shall make an annual report to the Association, of their labors, and shall recommend such improvements as may be suggested by their official experience.

ART. 6. The Officers shall hold their offices for one year, or until their successors are elected. They may receive such compensation as may be determined by the Executive Committee.

ART. 7. Persons in different parts of the State friendly to the purposes of this Association, may form subordinate Associations, witch such subordinate organizations as they may deem proper, provided that no distinction on account of color or sex shall be permitted in such Auxiliary Associations. Such Associations may at their discretion employ agents, and issue such documents as they may deem condusive to the ends for which this Association

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