eompany, and that eacb member of the A-sociation use Lis best-
efforts to sell stock sufficient to put tbe paper upon a firm basis;
laboring for it as they have never laborec before.
The Committee on Conference made report, which was adopted,
recommending that all delegates from counties in which there were no
Equal Rights Associations, be admitted to the Convention.
Adjourned to nine o'cloek to-morrow morning.
President called Convention to order at nine o'clock. Prayer by
Mr. Gardner of Hancock. Minutes read and approved. Chairman
of Committee on Conference reported that the committee were unable
to agree with the Union League upon a plan to unite with this Con¬
vention. On motion, the report was received and adopted.
On motion of Bacon, of Clarke, ordered that the resolution relat¬
ing to the transfer of the Loyal Georgian to a joint-stock company,
be published in the Loyal Georgian separately.
Rev W Flagg presented twelve dollars—amount of collection at
public meeting for tho Loyal Georgian.
The President then delivered the following annual address which
was listened to with the most profound interest, and a resolution
unanimously adopted requesting him to furnish a copy for publica¬
tion in the Loyal Georgian.
ADDRESS OF CAPTAIN J. E. BRYANT.
My Friends, and Members of the Georgia Equal Mights Associa¬
You have met for the second time to consider the condition of tho
colored citizens of Georgia- On the 10th day of January last, the
friends of equal rights met for the first time in the history of this
State to consult together, and adopt a policy, by which they would
be governed, in laboring to-advance the cans; so dear to their hearts.
They organized an Association which was very properly called the
Georgia Equal Rights Association, made arrangements for publishing
a newspaper, passed resolutions and adjourned.
A difference of opinion arose in regard to the policy which should
be pursued towards the white fricids, who might wish to assist in
the efforts, made to secure for the colored r-;ee those rights to which
every citizen in this free Government is entitled. Some, desirous of
securing the practical assistance of white friends, advocated the elec¬
tion of a white man for President; others, in consideration of the
fact that all the delegates to the convention wove colored men, were
of the opinion that it would be better to elect a colored man fo that
position. The discussion, which saa 'hroug!Jout conducted in the
best spirit, was ended by a cecicion, nearly unanimous, in iavor of
electing a white man President, ihe election was unanimous.