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title:“The Georgia Form of Ratification”
date written:1788-1-2

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"The Georgia Form of Ratification." 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. 275-76. Print.

The Georgia Form of Ratification (January 2, 1788)

Wednesday, January 2, 1788.
We, the Delegates of the people of the State of Georgia in Convention met, having taken into our serious consideration the Federal Constitution, agreed upon and proposed by the Deputies of the United States, in General Convention, held in the city of Philadelphia, on the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, HAVE assented to, ratifiedand adopted, and by these presents DO, in virtue of the powers and authority to US given by the people of the said State for that purpose, for, and in behalf of ourselves and our constituents, fully and entirely assent to, ratify and adopt the said Constitution, which is hereunto annexed under the great seal of the said State.
DONE, in Convention, at Augusta in the said State, on the second Day of Janurary, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States the Twelfth. In WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.
JOHN WEREAT, President, and Delegate for the County of Richmond, Chatham W. Stephens, Joseph Habersham, Effingham Jenkin Davis, N. Brownson, Burke Edwd. Telfair, H. Todd, Richmond William Few, James M'Neil, Wilkes Geo. Mathews, Florce. Sullivan, John King, Liberty Jas. Powell John Elliott James Maxwell Glynn Geo. Handley, Chris. Hillary, J. Milton, Camden Henry Osborne, James Seagrove, Jacob Weed, Washington Jared Irwin John Rutherford, Greene Robt . Christmas, Thomas Daniell, R. Middleton.
Attest. ISAAC BRIGGS, Secretary.
Ordered, That Mr. Osborne, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Powell be a committee to see the Great Seal affixed to the said Constitution and ratification; and that the same be recorded and deposited in the secretary of the state.
On the report of the committee consisting of Mr. Stephens, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Sullivan, to whom was referred their report of yesterday, That the same be agreed to and sent to Congress in the words following, to wit:
"State of Georgia, In Convention;
"Wednesday, January the second, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

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