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GEORGIA.

By the Honourable George Mathews, Esq. Captain-General, Go.

vernour and Commander in Chief, in and over the State aforesaid.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.

[L. s.] GEO. MATHEWS.

Know Ye, That John Milton, Esq. who hath certified the annexed copy of an ordinance, entitled " An ordinance for the appointment of de“puties from this state, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution," is secretary of the said state, in whose office the archives of the same are deposited : Therefore, all due faith, credit and authority, are and ought to be had and given

the same.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand,

and caused the great seal of the said state to be put and affixed, at Augusta, this 24th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

By His Honour's command.

J. Milton.

An Ordinance for the appointment of Deputies from

this State, for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution.

Be it ordained, by the representatives of the freemen of the state of Georgia, in general assembly met, and by the authority of the same, that William Few, Abra

ham Baldwin, William Pierce, George Walton, William Houstoun, and Nathaniel Pendleton, Esqrs. be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, who, or any two or more of them, are hereby authorized as deputies from this state, to meet such deputies as may be appointed and authorized by other states, to assemble in convention at Philadelphia, and to join with them io devising and discussing all such alterations and farther provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union, and in reporting such an act for that purpose to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, will effectually provide for the same. In case of the death of any of the said deputies, or of their declining their appointments, the executive are hereby authorized to supply such vacancies.

By order of the House. (Signed)

WM. GIBBONS, Speaker.

Augusta, the 10th February, 1787.

GEORGIA.

Secretary's Office. The above is a true copy from the original ordinance deposited in my office.

J. MILTON, Sec'ry. Augusta, 24th April, 1787.

The State of Georgia, by the Grace of God, free, sovereign and inde.

pendent.

To the Honourable William Few, Esq.

WHEREAS you the said William Few, are in and by an ordinance of the general assembly of our said state, nominated and appointed a deputy to represent the same in a convention of the United States, to be assembled at Philadelphia, for the purposes of devising and discussing all such alterations and farther provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union.

You are therefore hereby commissioned to proceed on the duties required of you in virtue of the said ordinance.

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GEO. MATHEWS.

Witness our trusty and well beloved George

Mathews, Esq. our captain-general, goyernour and commander in chief, under his hand and our great seal, at Augusta, this 17th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

By His Honour's command.

J. Milton, Sec'ry.

The State of Georgia, by the Grace of God, free, sovereign and inde

peodent.

To the Honourable William PIERCE, Esq.

(L. S.] GEO. MATHEWS.

WHEREAS you the said William Pierce, are in 2 and by an ordinance of the general assembly of

our said state,'nominated and appointed a deputy to represent the same in a convention of the United States, to be assembled at Philadelphia, for the purposes of devising and discussing all such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union.

You are therefore hereby commissioned to proceed on the duties required of you in virtue of the said ordinance.

Witness our trusty and well beloved George Ma

thews, Esq. our captain-general, governour and commander in chief, under his hand and our great seal, at Augusta, this 17th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and

independence the eleventh. By His Honour's command.

J. Milton, Sec’ry.

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The State of Georgia, by the Grace of God, free, sovereign and inde

pendent.

To the Honourable WILLIAN Houstoun, Esq.

[L. se] GEO. MATHEWS.

WHEREAS you the said William Houstoun, are in and by an ordinance of the general assembly of our said state, nominated and appointed a de. puty to represent the same in a convention of the United States, to be assembled at Philadelphia, for the purposes of devising and discussing all such alterations and farther provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution

adequate to the exigencies of the union. You are therefore hereby commissioned to proceed on the duties required of you in virtue of the said ordinance.

Witness our trusty and well beloved George Mathews,

Esq. our captain-general, governour and commander in chief, under his hand and our great seal, at Augusta, this 17th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

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