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January 9, 1787 George Mathews begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
February 10, 1787 Georgia Assembly appoints William Pierce, William Few, Abraham Baldwin, George Walton, William Houstoun and Nathaniel Pendleton as delegates to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  William Pierce
  George Walton
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
February 21, 1787 The Continental Congress calls for a Constitutional Convention to begin on May 14 to revise the Articles of Confederation.
April 6, 1787 Duncan Lamont Clinch born, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
April 24, 1787 Georgia and South Carolina meet to resolve boundary disputes. Georgia gets all land claimed by South Carolina north of the Savannah to the northern end of the Tugaloo.
April 28, 1787 Boundary disputes with South Carolina along the Savannah River are settled
May 25, 1787 Constitutional Convention opens in Philadelphia when a quorum of state representatives arrives. William Few is the sole Georgian to be at the convention, so Georgia has no vote since its state ordinance requires two members to be present.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
May 31, 1787 William Pierce arrives at the Constitution Convention
  William Pierce
June 1, 1787 William Houston arrives at the Constitutional Convention
June 11, 1787 Abraham Baldwin arrives at the Constitutional Convention
  Abraham Baldwin
July 14, 1787 James Gunn, Abraham Baldwin and James Jackson visit William Bartram's home in Philadelphia
  William Bartram
  James Jackson
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  James Jackson
August 9, 1787 The Continental Congress ratifies the agreement between South Carolina and Georgia on a new border
August 29, 1787 Daniel Appling born
  Daniel Appling
September 17, 1787 Signed by Abraham Baldwin and William Few of Georgia, the drafts for the Constitution are sent to Congress in preparation for ratification by the states.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
September 28, 1787 The U. S. Congress resolves to transmit the proposed constitution to the states for ratification.
October 3, 1787 William Pierce leaves New York on the sloop Friendship headed for Savannah. With him are copies of the Constitution proposed by the Constitutional Convention and approved by Congress.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
October 10, 1787 William Pierce arrives in Savannah with the Constitution, a copy of the congressinal resolution and letters from Abraham Baldwin and William Few to Governor George Mathews, which he transmits to the governor.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
October 11, 1787 U. S. Constitution is printed in the Savannah Gazette of the State of Georgia and two days later in Augusta
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 18, 1787 Governor Mathews sends the Constitution to the Georgia Assembly for ratification.
October 26, 1787 The Georgia General Assembly decides to send the question of ratification to a special convention to be held in Augusta, Georgia.
  City of Augusta, Georgia
  Augusta Convention
December 25, 1787 Special convention to ratify the Constitution is scheduled to begin in Augusta.
  Augusta Convention
December 28, 1787 Delayed by "indian problems," the convention to ratify the Constitution is called to order.
  Augusta Convention
December 31, 1787 Augusta Convention unanimously adopts the proposed Constitution and creates a committee to draft a letter of ratification. The letter is written and adopted on the same day.
  Augusta Convention
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