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title:“Georgia Convention Proceedings”
date written:1787-12-28

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"Georgia Convention Proceedings." The Journal of the Convention of the State of Georgia, on the Federal Constitution 1787-12-28 : . Rpt. in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 3. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1978. 271-72. Print.
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Georgia Convention Proceedings (December 28, 1787)

Convention Proceedings, Friday, 28 December
[Twenty-four members present.] The gentlemen present, having appointed John Wereat, Esquire, Chairman, produced their several credentials, which were received, read, and ordered to be filed.
The Convention proceeded to the appointment of its officers.
Whereupon the Honorable JOHN WEREAT, Esquire was elected President; Mr. Isaac Briggs was unanimously appointed secretary; and Peter Farr, doorkeeper.
On motion of Henry Osborne, seconded by Nathan Brownson, Ordered, That Mr. Telfair, Mr. Osborne, and Mr. Stephens be a committee to prepare and report rules for the government of this Convention.
On motion of Henry Osborne, seconded by John Milton, Ordered, That Mr. Milton, Mr. Powell, and Mr. Weed be a committee to wait on His Honor the Governor and request that he will be pleased to direct the proper officers to lay before this Convention the proposed Federal Constitution, together with the annexed letter and resolutions; the resolutions of Congress, and of the late General Assembly respecting the same.
Adjourned till tomorrow morning 10 o'clock.

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