Georgia, Savannah, July 29, 1791
We the grand jury Chatham county in the state aforesaid, present:
I. The election held at Elberton, in the county of Effingham, on the 3rd day of January last for a member to represent the Lower District of this state in the Congress of the United States, as illegal, there being nine votes more than voters, and two of the persons who presided at said election, and certified the return, were not qualified as magistrates agreeable to law; and for other illegal practices, as appears by the affidavits of Capt. Nathaniel Hudson, John London, and Jesse Hill, Esqrs.
Christian Dasher, John Wisenberger, John Eigle, Robert Williams and John Moore.
II. We present James Spalding, Richard Leake and John Goode, Esqrs. presiding magistrates at the election held in the county of Glynn, for a member to represent the Lower District of this state in the Congress of the United States for neglecting to send to the governour the return of the said election agreeable to law.
III. We present Langley Bryant, Henry Wright, and Hugh Brown, Esqrs. presiding magistrates at a legal election held at the town of St. Patrick , in the county of Camden on the 3rd of January last, for a member to represent the lower district of this state in the Congress of the United States, for neglecting to sent to the governour a true state of the poll after the same was duly executed by said magistrates, as appears by the affidavits of Samuel Smith, Sherrif of said county, Daniel Miller, and John Alexander, superintending clerks at said election, and James Gray.
IV. We present the Hon. Henry Osbourne, Esq. James Armstrong, and Robert Seagrove, Esqrs. for holding an illegal poll for a member to Congress for the Lower District of this state on the night of the 3rd day of January last, after a legal one had been held, closed and certified; and for certifying and sending to the governour a return of said illegal poll as a just one. We also present Langley Bryant and Henry Wright, Esqrs. for having joined the said Henry Osbourne, James Armstrong, and Robert Seagrove, in certifying the aforesaid illegal poll, as appears by the affidavits of Samuel Smith, Daniel Miller, John Alexander, and James Gray. And we most earnestly recommend to the legislature at their next meeting to impeach every person who is charged by the aforementioned affidavits, or against whom other proofs may appear, for so daring an attack on the liberties of a free people.[Signed by James Cochran, foreman, and 15 other Jurymen,]