speech, not intending thereby to thank him for denouncing our Presi¬
dent, but for the valuable information which the speech contained,
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 misunderstood,
we direct the Secretary of the council to expunge the resolution
from the records of the counoil.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be hereby tendered
to the President of this Association for the impartial and faithful
performance of his duties.
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 whereas the colored people of this State are daily
receiving the most unjust treatment on the cars, having to pay as
much as white passengers while they are consigned to the most
filthy cars, often cursed and drivers about; their wives and daughters
insulted, blackguarded and smoked to sickness; therefore we bitterly
protest against such conduct, it being outrageous and inhuman and we
declare that we will not much longer submit to it.
Resolved, That whereas a large majority of the Bureau Agents
are Southern men who will not take notice of outrages perpetrated
upon our people, we most respectfully request the United States
Government to give us Northern Agents or allow colored men to
hold these offices.
Resolved, That we bitterly protest against the colored people of
Georgia, being levied upon for poll tax until they are given the right
to vote, but they are willing to pay all other taxes when no more is
exacted than is required of white men.
Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention bo tendered to Rev
Wm J White, the Secretary, Robt Johnson, Second Assistant Secre¬
tary, and to the Marshal, Lewis Smith, and his Assistants.
Resolved, That we request the Loyal Georgian, the JN ew York
Tribufiei and all other papers friendly to our.cause to publish these
J. E. Bryant, Pres.dent.
Wm. J. White, Secretary.
CONSTITUTION OF THE GEORGIA EQUAL RIGHTS
AND EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
We, the friends of inpartial justice in Georgia, in Convention
assembled, feeling that the time has come when we shou d unite to
advance the cause we advocate, do form ourselvc's into an Association,
for the purpose, among other things, of assisting the destitute and
improving those who need our assistance. Our motto shall be,