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title:“Georgia Convention Proceedings”
date written:1788-1-5

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"Georgia Convention Proceedings." The Journal of the Convention of the State of Georgia, on the Federal Constitution 1788-01-05 : . 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. 279-80. Print.
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Georgia Convention Proceedings (January 5, 1788)

[Twenty-six members present.]
On motion of Henry Osborne, seconded by William Stephens, Ordered, That Mr. Osborne, Mr. Stephens, and Mr. Habersham be a committee to prepare and report a letter from this Convention to His Excellency the President of Congress to accompany the Ratification of the Federal Constitution.
On the report of the committee appointed to prepare a letter to His Excellency the President of Congress, the same was agreed to, as follows:
In Convention, Augusta, 5th. January 1788.
Sir: We have the honor to transmit, to the United States in Congress assembled, the Ratification of the Federal Constitution by the State of Georgia.
We hope that the ready compliance of this State, with the recommendations of Congress and of the late National Convention, will tend not only to consolidate the Union but promote the happiness of our common country.
With great respect, we have the honor to be, sir, Your Excellency's obedient servants, John Wereat, President.
By unanimous order of the Convention of the State of Georgia.
Resolved, That the secretary be directed, when the President shall have signed the Journal, to lodge it, and the other papers of this Convention, with the honorable the Executive.
Resolved, That application be made to the legislature to make provision for the expenses attending this Convention; and that Mr. Habersham, Mr. King, and Mr. Telfair be requested to lay before that honorable body an estimate of the same.
Resolved, That the Journal be published; and that the printer be directed to strike off two hundred copies, to be delivered to the Executive.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Convention be presented to the President, for his able and impartial conduct in the chair.
By order of the Convention. John Wereat, President.
Attest. Isaac Briggs, secretary.
The Convention then dissolved.

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