has advocated our cause, and exposed all men who have sought to
deprive us of our rights.
Resolved, That we request our friends to do all in their power to
sustain the Loyal Georgian.
Resolved, That whereas General Davis Tillson came into a meet¬
ing of the Council of this Association, and denounced our President
—Captain J. E. Bryant—as a liar, a scoundrel, a beggar, and a
villain, and whereas a vote of thanks was passed by the Council for
his speech, not intending thereby to thank him for denouncing our
President, but for the valuable information which the speech con¬
tained, concerning matters which were of interest to our people, and
did not relate to Captain Bryant, and whereas the intention of the
members of the Council in passing the resolution has been misunder¬
stood, we direct the Secretary of the Council to expunge the resolu¬
tion from the records of the Council.
Resolved, That whereas we have received no protection from the
civil authorities, we call upon the good citizens of the State to come
to our relief, and help us to secure justice for our people.
Resolved, That we request the Loyal Georgian, the New York
Tribune, and all other papers friendly to our cause to publish these
President called Convention to order at 9 o'cloek, A. M. Prayer
by Rev Wm H Harris, of Warren. Minutes read and approved.
The following resolution was offered by Mr Mann, of Fulton, and
Resolved, That we request ReV H M Turner to act as a delegate
to represent the colored people of Georgia, at Washington City.
The appointment was accepted by Mr Turner in a few eloquent
and appropriate remarks.
On motion of Rev W J White, of Richmond,
Resolved, That we tender to the trustees of the African Metho¬
dist Episcopal Church, and to the friends of Macon, our warmest
thanks for their kindness in placing this church at our disposal, and
for their hospitality during the session of our convention.
The Committee on Amendments reported recommending certain
amendments, which, after a lengthy debate, were adopted.
(The Constitution as amended is published herewith.)
On motion of Rev Mr Turner, of Bibb,
Resolved, That the President and Secretary prepare, and have
the minutes of this Convention published in pamphlet form and
distributed to the different counties.
On motion of William J White, of Richmond county,
Resolved, That our delegate to Washington be instructed to pre¬
sent a copy of the proceedings of this Convention to the President
of the United States and the Governor of Georgia; to the President