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Jensen, Merrill (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut

III. The election of convention delegates, 4 December 1787,   pp. 265-268

Page 265

4 December 1787
Each of the state's eleven counties elected three Convention dele-
gates. Eleven of the thirty-three sat in the old Assembly and four in
the old Council. Other state officeholders elected included the gov-
ernor, chief justice, auditor, secretary of the state, three delegates to
Congress, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (William
Few). Twenty of the delegates were also elected to the new Assembly,
which was scheduled to meet on the first Tuesday in January.
By 27 December election results for ten counties were printed in the
state's newspapers. The Franklin County election was the only one
not reported. (For those newspaper reports that merely listed the
names of the men elected, see Mfm:Ga. 27A-H). The surviving manu-
script election certificates for five counties and four newspaper re-
ports are printed in this section.
Gazette of the State of Georgia, 29 November
The general election being on Tuesday next, the following resolu-
tion of the honorable the House of Assembly at their last session is
republished for the information of the electors.
Resolved, That any member of the Executive Council, or of the
legislature, or other person holding any office of honor or profit
under this state may be elected a member of the Convention.

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