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Georgia, Secretary of the State's Office,

Louisville 8th September 1804

I do hereby certify that the aforegoing Act is truely copied from the original which is deposited in this office with the great seal of the State affixed thereto.

HOR: MARBURY Secy

[INDORSEMENT.]

Copy Act Legislature of Georgia ratifying 12th Article of amendments to Constitution U. S.

GEORGIA.

BY his Excellency JOHN MILLEDGE, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of this State,

and of the Militia thereof.

To all to whom these presents shall come,

GREETING:

KNOW YE, That Horatio Marbury Esquire who hath certified as truly copied from the Original, the annexed act of the Legislature of this State, is Secretary of the 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 his certificate and attestation as such

IN testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the Great Seal of this State, to be put, and affixed at the State-House, in Louisville, this eighth day of September in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and four and of the Independence of the United States of America the twenty Ninth

By the Governor.

HOR: MARBURY Secy

JNO MILLEDGE

recd in G. R. Claytons

8 Sept 1804

[INDORSEMENT.]

An Act to declare the approbation and assent of this State, to the amendment of the Constitution of the United States, proposed by Congress, respecting the Election of president and Vice-president, And to confirm and ratify the Same, on the part of this State.

Whereas the Congress of the United States have Resolved (two thirds of bouth Houses concurring) That in lieu of the third paragraph of the first Section of second article of the Constitution of the United States, the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States; Which, when ratified by three fourths of the Legislatures of the several States, shall be Valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution-to wit, "The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and Vote by ballot for president and Vice-president; one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the Same State with themselves. They shall name, in their ballots, the person Voted for as president, and, in distinct ballots, the person Voted for as Vice president. And they shall make distinct lists of all persons Voted for as president, and of all persons Voted for as Vice-president, and of the number of Votes for each; which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed, to the seat of Government of the United States; directed to the president of the Senate. The President of the senate shall in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates; and the Votes shall then

the

be Counted.

The person having the greatest number of Votes for president, shall be the president, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed. And if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the Highest numbers, not exceeding three, on the list of those Voted for as president, the House of Representatives, shall choose, immediately, by ballot, the president— but in choosing the president, the Votes shall be taken by States; the Representation from each State, having one Vote. A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the States; and a majority of all the States shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of representatives shall not choose a president whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following. then the Vice-president shall act as president, as in the case of the death, or other constitutional disability of the President-The person having the greatest of Votes as Vice president shall be the Vice president, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed-and if no person have a majority then from the two highest numbers on the lists, the Senate shall choose the Vice president. A quorum for the purpose, shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice; but no person Constitutionally ineligible to the Office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States"

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And Whereas the Senate and House of Representatives of this State do Approve of the said proposed amendment.

Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly

met, and it is enacted by the authority of the same, that the said Proposed amendment of the Constitution of the United States above recited-be and the same is hereby assented and agreed to, Confirmed and ratified

ABRM JACKSON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
DAVID EMANUEL, president of the Senate

Assented to

May 19th 1804

JNO MILLEDGE

Governor.

Georgia Secretary of the States Office

Louisville 8th September 1804.

I do certify that the foregoing act is truly Copied from the original which is deposited in this Office with the great Seal of the said State affixed thereto

HOR: MARBURY Secy

Sir

Knoxville August 3. 1804.

I do myself the honor to inclose you an authenticated Copy of the Act of the Legislature of this state, ratifying the proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, relative to the Election of President and Vice President, which passed by a unanimous vote of both houses of the Legislature.

You will please acknowledge the receipt of the same as soon as convenient.

I am sir, with very great respect

Your M° Obedt Serv

Honble

James Madison

JOHN SEVIER

Secretary of the Depar' of State

[INDORSEMENT.]

Knoxville, Tennessee

Governor Seiver 3 Aug 1804

recd 15 Augt

An Act ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America relative to the Election of President and Vice President.

Whereas the Senate and House of Representatives of the

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