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Credentials of the Delegates from Georgia

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Wednesday, September 13, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment.

The Province of Georgia, having appointed Delegates to represent them in Congress, and three of the said Delegates attending, their Credentials were produced, read, and approved, as follows:

"GEORGIA.

"The alarming and critical situation of affairs upon the Continent of America having, at length, roused the attention of this Province, and the several inhabitants thereof being desirous of uniting with their Sister Colonies in the great and important cause, a general election was held throughout the Province, for Delegates to sit in Provincial Congress; and the said Delegates having so met in Savannah, on the fourth day of July, proceeded upon the consideration of such business as appeared to be fit and necessary; and, among other things, they made choice of five Delegates to represent this Province in the Grand Continental Congress, now sitting in Philadelphia, viz: Archibald Bullock, Esq˙, John Houston, Esq˙, the Rev˙ Dr˙ Zubly, Noble Wimberly Jones, Esq˙, and Lyman Hall, Esq˙ Now, therefore, be It known, and we, the several Delegates for the different Parishes and Districts in this Province, in Provincial Congress assembled, do hereby declare the said Archibald Bullock and John Houston, Esqrs˙, the Rev˙ Dr˙ Zubly, Noble Wimberly Jones and Lyman Hall, Esqrs˙, duly and fairly elected as the Delegates for this Province; and we do authorize and require the said Archibald Bullock and John Houston, Esqrs˙, the Rev˙ Dr˙ Zubly, Noble Wimberly Jones and Lyman Hall, Esqrs˙, or any three of them, immediately to repair to the said City of Philadelphia, and there to take their seats, as the Representatives of the Province of Georgia, in the General Congress now sitting, to do, transact, join, and concur with the several Delegates from the other Colonies and Provinces upon this Continent, in all such matters and things as shall appear eligible and fit, at this alarming time, for the preservation and defence of our rights and liberties, and for the restoration of harmony, upon constitutional principles, between Great Britain and America.

"And we give and grant to the said Archibald Buttock and John Houston, Esqrs˙, the Rev˙ Dr˙ Zubly, Noble Wimberly Jones and Lyman Hall, Esqrs˙, or any three of them, in whose fidelity, honour, and ability, we very much confide, our full and whole power in the premises; and do promise and engage, in behalf of ourselves and our constituents, respectively, (the inhabitants of the Province of Georgia,) under the sacred ties of virtue, honour, and love of our Country, to abide by, enforce, and carry into execution, or endeavour, at the risk and expense of life and property, so to do, all and whatsoever our said Delegates, or any three of them, in concurrence with the rest of the Delegates from the several Colonies and Provinces upon this Continent, shall resolve and agree upon, or as shall be agreed and resolved upon by the said Continental Congress, now, sittihg in Philadelphia aforesaid, while our said Delegates, or any three of them, shall be so sitting.

"Signed in Provincial Congress, this 15th day of July, 1775, by fifty-three Members."

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