Wiley McClenon and Mr Wm (fiarke, Assistant Marshall*: Rev
Robert Anderson was chosen Chaplain of the Cenvention.
On motion of H M i urner, of Bibb, voted that a Committee On
Add.-ess and the Condition of the Colored People in the State bo
appointed. The following gentlemen were appointed: Rev H M
Turner of Bibb, Sherman Of Dougherty, MjjAHster of Morgan, Brooks
of Newton, Jas Benifield of Monroe.
The President appointed the following additional Committees :
On Resolutions : Andrew Jackson of Fulton, Gardiner of Han¬
cock, Harris of Warren, and Bacon of Clarke.
On Constitution andPo'icy of the Association Heath of War¬
ren, Mann of Fulton, Cokiue of Cobb, and Travis of Monroe,
A resolution was unanimously passed inviting the members of the
Union League to seats on the floor of the Convention. Revs Flagg,
Turner, and Purdy were appointed a committee to inform the mem¬
bers of the Union League of the action of the Association. Mr Jno
A Rockwell, Superintendent of Free Schools at Macon, under the
American .Missionary Association, was introduced to the Convention
by the President.
The remainder of the day was spent in hearing the reports of the
delegates from the different counties giving an account of the con¬
dition of the colored people in the counties which they represented.
The Convention was called to order at 7 o'clock by the President.
Rev Audrew Jackson, of Fulton, from the Committee on Resolu¬
tions, reported the following, which, after debate, were adopted:
Resolved, That ' we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with
certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are
instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of
Resolved, That in regard to the franchise, we will never cease to
protest against all partial legislation, based on color or race, or other
Resolved, That while we protest against all partial legislation, and
while we demand equal rights for all citizens, we recommend that
for the coming year the members of our Association refrain from
public pobtical discussion in the meetings of the Association, and
exert their entire influence tc establish schools and educate the people.
Lesolved, That we advise our friends to hold educational conven¬
tions in each of the Congressional Districts of the State during the
Resohrd, That we coriially approve of the noble course pursued
by the Loyal Georgian, and the able and fearless manner in which it