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bled did, on the twenty-eighth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, Resolve unanimousky, “That the said report, with the resolu
tions and letter accompanying the same, be trans“mitted to the several legislatures, in order to be sub"mitted to a convention of delegates chosen in each s state by the people thereof, in conformity to the re
solves of the convention made and provided in that "case."
And whereas, the legislature of the state of Georgia, did, on the twenty-sixth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, in pursuance of the above recited resolution of Congress, Resolve, That a convention bę elected on the day of the next general election, and in the same manner as representatives are elected; and that the said convention consist of not more than three members from each county; and that the said convention should meet at Augusta, on the fourth Tuesday in December then next, and as soon thereafter as convenient, proceed to consider the said report, letter, and resolutions, and to adopt or reject any part or the whole thereof.
Now know ye, that we, the delegates of the people of the state of Georgia in convention met, pursuant to the resolutions of the legislature aforesaid, having taken into our serious consideration the said constitution, have assented to, ratified and 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 constitu
ents, fully and entirely assent to, ratify and adopt the said constitution.'
Done in convention, at Augusta, in the said state, on
the second day of January, 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 haye hereunto subscribed our 'names.
JOHN WEREAT, President, And delegate for the county of Richmond.
County of Chatham, W. Stephens,
In Convention of the Delegates of the People of the
State of Maryland. April 28, 1788. We the delegates of the people of the state of Mary. land, having fully considered the constitution of the United States of America, reported to Congress by the convention of deputies from the United States of Amé. rica, held in Philadelphia, on the seventeenth day of September, in the year seventeen hundred and eightyseven, of which the annexed is a copy, and submitted to us by a resolution of the general assembly of Maryland, in November session, seventeen hundred and eighty-seven, do, for ourselves, and in the name and on the behalf of the people of this state, assent to and ratify the said constitution.
In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.
GEO. PLATER, President.
John Seney, G. R. Brown,
James Hollyday, J. Parnham,
William Hemsley, Zeph. Turner,
Peter Chaille, Michael Jenifer Stone, James Martin, R. Goldsborough, jun.
William Morris, Edward Lloyd,
John Done, John Stevens,
Thomas Johnson, George Gale,
Thomas S. Lee, Henry Waggaman, Richard Potts, John Stewart,
Abraham Few, John Gale,
William Paca, N. Hammond,
J. Richardson, Daniel Sullivan,
William Richardson, James Shaw,
Matt. Driver, Jos. Gilpin,
Peter Edmonson, H. Hollingsworth, James M'Henry, James Gordon Heron, John Coulter, Samuel Evans,
Thomas Sprigg, Fielder Bowie,
John Stull, Osb. Sprigg,
Moses Rawlings, Benjamin Hall,
Henry Sbryock, George Digges,
Thomas Cramphin, Nicholas Carrole,
Richard Thomas, A. C. Hanson,
William Deakins, jun.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
In convention of the people of the state of South Carolina, by their representatives, held in the city of Charleston, on Monday, the twelfth day of May, and continued by divers adjournments to Friday, the twenty-third day of May, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and in the twelfth year of the independence of the United States of America.
The convention having maturely considered the constitution, or form of government, reported to Congress by the convention of delegates from the United States of America, and submitted to them by a resolution of the legislature of this state, passed the seventeenth and eighteenth days of February last, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestick tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to the people of the said United States, and their posterity-Do, in the name and behalf of the people of this state, bereby assent to, and ratify the said constitution.
Done in convention, the twenty-third day of May, in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth.
THOMAS PINCKNEY, President. [l. s.]
And whereas it is essential to the preservation of the rights reserved to the several states, and the freedom of the people, under the operations of a general government, that the right of prescribing the manner, time, and places of holding the elections to the fede