1 Peace and Good Will to All Men.' The object of the Association
shall be to establish schools and labor to secure for every citizen,
without regard to race, descent or color, equal political rights. To
secure this oblect we will labor peaceably, but earnestly.
ART. I—name—This Association shall be known as The Geor¬
gia Equal Rights and Educational Association.
A'RT. II—officers—The officers of this Association shall be a
President, one Vice President from each county, Recordiug Secre¬
tary, Corresponding Secretary, Chaplain, Treasurer, Superintend¬
ent of Schools, and such committees as the Association shall
ART. Ill-—election of office—The officers chosen by this
Associ-jtioc shall be elected by ballot at the regular meeting in Octo¬
ber, and remain in office three years, providing, however, that the
"first election shall take place in January 1866, and the second in
October 1868. All officers are to continue in office until their
places are filled. Vacancies may be filled at any of the regular
Each county shall elect the Vice President to which it is entitled.
It shall be the duty of the President, or of a Deputy President,
to superintend the election in each county.
The President shall commission the Vice Presidents who. have
been duly elected.
ART. IV—duties of officers—Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of
the President to preside at all meetings of the Association and Council.
He shall appoint all committees who are not elected by the
Association or Council.
He shall appoint as many Deputy Presidents as he may deem
necessary who shall perform such duties, not in conflict with the
provisions of this Constitution, as the President may direct.
He shall have power to appoint officers to fill all vacancies that
may arise and appoint Vice Presidents in counties where none have
been elected until an election shall be held.
He shall establish an office and give his personal attention to all
matters, that may advance the interest of the Association or the
cause which it advocates.
He shall nominate to the Council such officers as they are author-*
ized to elect, and if a person nominated shall be rejected by the
Council, it shall be his duty to nominate another person, and con-'
tinue to nominate until a choice is made.
It shall be his duty to see that all officers of this Association
faithfully perform the duties assigned them, and, for bad conduct,
he may suspend an officer, providing two-thirds of the Council
Whenever he shall think proper to suspend an officer he shall
immediately order the officer to deliver to him all books, papers or
other property, belonging to the Association, and shall, as soon as
practicable, call a meeting of the Council, and if twi-thirds of the