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Jensen, Merrill (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut
(1978)

Georgia,   pp. 642-649


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Georgia
AMENDMENTS To ARTICLES OF CONFED-
ERATION., 231; proposed by Georgia,
208; ratified by Georgia, 209; argu-
ment that amendments would have
solved problems of Union, 237
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION, 285; As-
sembly authorizes state Convention
to propose, 221-22, 228, 263; demand
for, 230, 232n, 237-43., 254; and pro-
posal for seco nd constitutional con-
vention, 237; assertion that another
constitutional convention will fail,
260; argument that Southern States
will be unable to secure amendments
unless they ratify for a limited time,
260; and eleventh amendment, 286-
87
-Amendments proposed: to change
method of voting in House of Repre-
sentatives, 238; to prohibit Congress
from regulating federal elections,
238-39; to have states pay fixed sala-
ries to members of Congress, 239; to
prohibit Congress from levying direct
taxes and excises in peacetime, 239-
40; to prohibit establishment of fed-
eral inferior courts, 240; to prohibit
peacetim-e standing army and to limit
military appropriations to one year,
240; to limit U.S. capital to area of
five miles square, 240; to grant Con-
gress power to prohibit smuggling,
240; to prohibit any suspension of
the writ of habeas corpus, 240; to
limit term of President, 240; to in-
crease number of Presidential Elec-
tors, set day for election of Electors
and President, and fix President's
salary, 240-41; that President be
comnmander in chief only with ad-
vice of both houses of Congress, 241;
to limit President's appointive pow-
ers, 241; to restrict and define the
p~ower of the federal judiciary, 241-
42; to guarantee jury trials and free-
dom of the press, 242-43,
ANNAPOLIS CONVENTION: Georgia As-
semibly rejects call of for a constitu-
tional convention, 209
ANTIFEDERALISTS, 252; publication and
circulation of out-of-state Antifed-
eralist material in Georgia, 229, 230,
260; assertion that Constitution has
enemies in Georgia, 232; Georgians
warned to beware of, 234-36
APPOINTMENTS, 241
ARISTOCRACY: charge that Constitution
creates, danger of, 231, 236, 237. See
also Civil liberties
ARMSTRtONG, JAMES (Camden): id.,
284n; 217, 282
ARMY: proposed amendment to Con-
stitution to prohibi 't standing army
in peacetime and to limit military
appropriations to one year, 240;
charge that Congress under Consti-
tution will create a standing army,
243; defense of principle of stand-
ing army, 246
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, 209; rati-
fied by Georgia, 208; argument that
Constitutional Convention was em -
powered only to amend, 231, 237;
argument that they need to be
amended, 231; argument that Arti-
cles are destroyed by Constitution,
293.7
ASSEMBLY: See Georgia Assembly
AUGUSTA: treaty with Creeks signed at,
,205-6, 289; as new state capital, 208;
Constitution received at, 219, 220;
congressional resolution of 28 Sep-
tember printed in, 220
BALANCED GOVERNMENT: Constitution
will create, 245
BALDWIN, ABRAHAM (Wilkes): id., 207-
8, 308; 210, 217, 268n; delegate to
Constitutional Convention, 209-10;
sends Constitution to Governor, 219,
2290; letter from laid before Coun-
cil, 220, 223
-letter from, 262-63
-letter to, 297-98
BIBLICAL REFERENCES: Apostles, 258;
Babel, 235; David, 251; Nathan, 251;
Sodom and Gomnorrah, 252. See also
Classical anltiquity, references to
BILL OF RIGHTS, 285. See also Amend-
nments to Constitution
BRIGGS., ISAAC (Richmond?): Conven-
tion secretary, 269, 271, 276, 277, 279,
280
-letter from., 208
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