of the United States Senate, and of the Senate of Georgia; to the"
Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, and of
the State of Georgia.
On motion of Holsey, of Hancock county,
Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be hereby tendered
to the President of this Assosiation for the impartial and faithful
performance of his duties.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to Rev
Wm J White, the Secretary, Robt Johnson, Second Assistant Secre¬
tary, for the faithful performance of their duties.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be tendered to Lewis
Smith, of Macon, Marshal of the Convention, and to his Assistants,
for the polite and gentlemanly manner in which they have performed
Major G L Eberhart, Superintendent of Schools under the Freed¬
men's Bureau was elected Superintendent of Schools under this
After prayer by Rev Wm J White, the convention adjourned sine die.
The following are the resolutions adopted by the Convention:
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 pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments
are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the
consent of the governed.'
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 political discussion in the meetings of the AsSSciation,
and exert their entire iiffluence to establish schools and educate the
Resolved, That we advise our friends to hold educational eonven*
turns in each of the Congressional Districts of the State during the
Re-.olved, That we cordially approve of the noble course pursued
by the Loyal Georgian, and the able and fearless manner in which
it 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 iu their power to
sustain the Loyal Georgian.
Resolved, That whereas General Davis Tillson came into a meeting
of the council of this Association, and denounced our President—
Capt J E Bryant—as a liar, a scoundrel a b.ggar and a villain,
and whereas a vote of thanks was pas-cd by the council for hi£