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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
of articles subject to parliamentary duties are enemies to the country......Sept. 16, 1769 Unanimous election of Dr. Wimberly Jones as speaker of Assembly; vetoed by governor, who dissolves the Assembly......Feb. 22, 1770 James Habersham, president of the council, assumes executive duties on Wright's departure for England, and twice vetoes election of Dr. Jones as speaker of Assembly......July, 1771 Works for filature in Savannah, erected 1751, discontinued; end of silk industry in Geodrawn up by representatives of Darien in district congress......Jan. 12, 1775 Provincial Congress in Savannah elects Dr. Jones, Archibald Bullock, and John Houstoun, delegates to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia......Jan. 18, 1775 Delepril 8, 1775 General Assembly convenes; no quorum; royal government in Georgia suspended......May 9, 1775 Noble Wimberly Jones, Joseph Habersham, Edward Tel-fair, and a few others appropriate to colonial use 500 lbs. of powder from King's magaz
tood the Lords of Parliament in behalf of true Liberty; let not officers under them carry on unjust oppression in our province. No. 1, Advertisement C. Aug. 1766. In Tryon to Secretary of State, 24 Dec. 1768; Martin's North Carolina, II. 217; Jones's Defence of N. C. Some of those who were wronged hardly gained by their utmost efforts a scanty subsistence for their families. Compare Petition prepared by Fanning, and sent the Regulators by Fanning's friend, Ralph McNair. All were loyal; rution of choosing representatives and of learning what uses their money was called for. Paper No. 3. Proposal at a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Orange County, at Maddock's Mill, on Enoe, Monday, 10 Oct. 1766; Martin's North Carolina, II. 218; Jones's Defence of North Carolina, 41. Yet their hope of redress was very distant. How could unlettered farmers succeed against the undivided administrative power of the Province? And how long would it be before some indiscretion would place them at
e Tryon to Hillsborough, 12 April, 1771. indictments were readily found for felonies or riots, against the leading Regulators in Orange County, who lived two hundred miles off, and many of whom had been at home during the riots of which they were accused. By law, criminal jurisdiction belonged in the first instance to the district within which offences were charged to have been committed; every one of the indictments was illegal; Opinion of Maurice Moore, one of the Associate Judges. Jones's Defence, 60. and yet those charged with felony must appear within sixty days, or a vain and merciless Governor will declare them outlaws. Armed with this authority to proscribe the principal men among the Regulators, Tryon next received the Grand Jury at the Palace, and volunteered to them to lead troops into the western counties. Tryon to Hillsborough, 1771. The obsequious body, passing beyond their proper functions, applauded his purpose; and the Council acquiesced. To obtain the
free scope to the conceit, wrongheadedness, obstinacy and passion, which marked his character, and perplexed and embarrassed affairs by the perverse and senseless B. Franklin to S. Cooper, 5 February, 1771. exercise of authority. To show his firmness, he still required the Legislature of Massachusetts to exempt the Commissioners from taxation, or the tax bill should be negatived; while Gage was enjoined to attend to the security of the fortress in Boston harbor. In Georgia, Noble Wimberly Jones, a man of exemplary life and character, had been elected Speaker. Wright, who reported him to be a very strong Liberty Boy, would not consent to the choice; and the House voted the interference a breach of their privileges. Sir James Wright to Hillsborough, 28 February, 1771. Hillsborough had censur- Chap. XLVII.} 1771. Dec. ed their unwarrantable and inconsistent arrogance. 2 Hillsborough to Sir James Wright, 4 May, 1771. He now directed the Governor to put his negative upon an