ART. IX—county and subordinate associations—This Associ¬
ation may organize County and Sub-, rdinate Associations, at such
pir.oo and under such regulations as it may deem proper. .
ART. X—constitution—This Constitution may be altered or
amended at any regular meeting of this Association by a two-thirds
vote providing that notice shall be given in writing, by the member
submitting an amendment, at lea-t 24 hours before action shall be taken.
CONSTITUTION OF COUNTY EQUAL RIGHTS AND
We, the friends of impartial jestice, believing that in union there
is strength, do organize ourselves into an Association to secure for
all: 1st, equal political rights; 2d, assistance for the destitute; and
3d, the education and elevation of the people.
ART. I—the name—The name of this Association shall be the
County Equal Rights and Educational Association.
ART. II—officers—The officers of the Association shall be a
President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Chaplain,"
an Examining Committee of Five, and a Financial Committee of Six.
ART. Ill—The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
and Chaplain shall be elected by ballot annually, at the first meeting
in January. All the committees shall be appointed by the President
on the night of his election, of as soon after as may be practicable.
All officers are to continue until their places are filled. Vacancies
may be filled at any of the regular meetings.
ART. IV—duties of officers—Sec. 1. It shall be the duty
of the President to preside at all meetings ; to call an extra meeting
whenever he may deem it advisable, or upon tho request of five
members, to initiate new members, and to perform all duties that
may devolve upon him by the Constitution and By-Laws
2. It shall be the duty of the Vice President, in the absence of
the President to perform his duties.
3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a true and
impartial record oi the doings of the Association, and in the absence
of the President and Vice President to call extra meetings of the
Association by the request of five members, and attend to such other
duties as the Association may direct.
4. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to take charge of and safely
keep all monies and other property entrusted to him by the Associa¬
tion, and pay out the same only upon a requisition drawn according to
a vote of the Association, and signed by the President and Secretary.
He shall report once a quarter, and as much oftener as the society
may direct. He shall give the President a bond in such sum as the
Association may require for tho faithful performance of his duties.
5. The Chajdain shall open all the meetings with prayer.