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presented him by the legislature......June 19, 1786 Assembly directs paper bills of credit not to exceed £ 30,000 struck off under direction of governor......Aug. 14, 1786 Abram Baldwin and Hon. William Frew, delegates from Georgia, sign draught of constitution proposed for ratification......Sept. 17, 1787 Legislature at Augusta ratifies the federal Constitution, the fourth State......Jan. 2, 1788 George Handly elected governor to succeed Gen. James Jackson (age thirty), elected Jan. 9, who resigned on account of his youth......Jan. 25, 1788 Differences between South Carolina and Georgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly
the Technological School at Atlanta, a branch of the State university......October, 1888 New capitol at Atlanta finished and accepted by State; cost, $1,000,000......March 20, 1890 National Military Park established at Chickamauga battle-field by Congress......Aug. 19, 1890 Direct-trade convention, delegates from six cotton-producing States, organizes at Atlanta......Sept. 10, 1890 William J. Northen, president of State Agricultural Society, nominated by Farmers' State Alliance in June, and by Democratic State Convention in August, is elected governor......Oct. 1, 1890 Ex-Governor Gordon elected United States Senator......Nov. 19, 1890 Ex-Gov. James Milton Smith dies at Columbus......Nov. 25, 1890 Monument to Henry W. Grady unveiled at Atlanta......Oct. 21, 1891 Southern States exposition opens at Augusta......Nov. 2, 1891 Charles F. Crisp elected speaker United States Congress......Dec. 8, 1891 First State convention of People's party at Atlanta nominate
d fraudulent. (Being ambiguously worded, it failed of its purpose.) Passed......February, 1874 Commissioner of agriculture authorized by law......February, 1874 State board of health organized......June 9, 1875 New constitution adopted......July 25, 1877 Confederate monument unveiled at Augusta......Oct. 31, 1878 Legislature votes bounties to soldiers who had lost limbs in the Confederate service; appoints a commission to regulate railroad charges, and adopts a State flag......July-October, 1879 Macon and Brunswick Railroad sold at auction by the State for $1,125,000......Jan. 13, 1880 Nugget of gold weighing over a pound found in Nacoochee Valley......spring of 1880 Revision of State code regulating time for voting by the electoral college......1880 International cotton exposition held at Atlanta......Oct. 5–Dec. 31, 1881 One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of Savannah celebrated......Feb. 13, 1883 Governor Stephens dying, is succeeded
ettle at Midway, Ga.......March, 1754 Patrick Graham elected president of colony......1754 Silver seal made for colony under King's direction......June 21, 1754 Capt. John Reynolds, of the British navy, appointed governor of Georgia in August, arrives at Savannah......Oct. 29, 1754 Reynolds dissolves board and forms a royal council under letters patent from the crown......Oct. 30, 1754 First General Assembly of freeholders of estates of not less than 500 acres, meets at Savannahe convention, delegates from six cotton-producing States, organizes at Atlanta......Sept. 10, 1890 William J. Northen, president of State Agricultural Society, nominated by Farmers' State Alliance in June, and by Democratic State Convention in August, is elected governor......Oct. 1, 1890 Ex-Governor Gordon elected United States Senator......Nov. 19, 1890 Ex-Gov. James Milton Smith dies at Columbus......Nov. 25, 1890 Monument to Henry W. Grady unveiled at Atlanta......Oct. 21, 1891
n calls on people to support and defend the government......Feb. 2. 1780 Assembly adjourns to Heard's Fort, Wilkes county, which becomes temporary capital of the State......Feb. 5, 1780 Governor Howley leaves for Continental Congress; President Wells dying soon after, Stephen Heard becomes executive......Feb. 18, 1780 House of Assembly of only fifteen members (eighteen being a quorum) passes acts attainting rebels of high treason......May 9, 1780 Augusta taken by Colonel Clarke, Sept. 14; retaken by British......Sept. 17, 1780 Fort Grierson, one of the defences of Augusta, taken by Clarke, Pickens, and Lee......May 24, 1781 Colonel Brown, who with British forces stands a protracted siege of Augusta by Americans, capitulates......June 5, 1781 Assembly convenes at Augusta and elects Nathan Brownson governor......Aug. 16, 1781 John Martin elected governor at Augusta......Jan. 1, 1782 Legislature consults with General Wayne at Sister's Ferry on the Savannah, and
andly elected governor to succeed Gen. James Jackson (age thirty), elected Jan. 9, who resigned on account of his youth......Jan. 25, 1788 Differences between South Carolina and Georgia settled; northern boundary of Georgia fixed in line west from head of most northern branch of Tugaloo River to the Mississippi River......February, 1788 First bag of cotton exported from Georgia, raised by Alexander Bissel of St. Simon's Island......1788 New constitution, to take effect in following October, formally accepted by governor......May 6, 1789 First General Assembly under new constitution meets......Nov. 3, 1789 General Assembly meets for public worship in St. Paul's church, Augusta, on the first national Thanksgiving under the constitution......Nov. 26, 1789 Colonel Willet gains the confidence of Creek Indians, and Alexander McGillivray, son of a Scotchman by a half-breed Creek, an enemy to the Americans and acknowledged head of the Creeks; McGillivray with eight warriors
tes bounties to soldiers who had lost limbs in the Confederate service; appoints a commission to regulate railroad charges, and adopts a State flag......July-October, 1879 Macon and Brunswick Railroad sold at auction by the State for $1,125,000......Jan. 13, 1880 Nugget of gold weighing over a pound found in Nacoochee Valley......spring of 1880 Revision of State code regulating time for voting by the electoral college......1880 International cotton exposition held at Atlanta......Oct. 5–Dec. 31, 1881 One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of Savannah celebrated......Feb. 13, 1883 Governor Stephens dying, is succeeded by James S. Boynton, president of the Senate......March 5, 1883 Legislature prohibits Sunday excursion trains......1883 General local option law passed by legislature......1885 First election under local option law in Fulton county; majority of 225 for prohibition in vote of about 7,000......Nov. 25, 1885 Inter-State farmers' con
he Ocmulgee; hears from Indians on the Etowah of gold to the north, and proceeds westward to the Mississippi, entering Alabama by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitted out by Gaspard de Coligni, high admiral of France and leader of Huguenots, anchors off mouth of Satilla, discovers Altamaha River, Ossabaw Sound, and the Savannah River......May, 1562 Second expedition, sent out by Coligni, three ships under Rene de Laudonnier. anchor in St. Andrew's Sound......June, 1564 Land between lat. 31° and 36° N., and westward to the ocean, granted by first charter of Charles II. to the lords proprietors of Carolina......March 24, 1663 A three years grant of lands between Savannah and Altamaha rivers obtained from lords proprietors of Carolina by Sir Robert Montgomery, Bart., who issues proposals for settlement of his province, the Ma
by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitted out by Gaspard de Coligni, high admiral of France and leader of Huguenots, anchors off mouth of Satilla, discovers Altamaha River, Ossabaw Sound, and the Savannah River......May, 1562 Second expedition, sent out by Coligni, three ships under Rene de Laudonnier. anchor in St. Andrew's Sound......June, 1564 Land between lat. 31° and 36° N., and westward to the ocean, granted by first charter of Charles II. to the lords proprietors of Carolina......March 24, 1663 A three years grant of lands between Savannah and Altamaha rivers obtained from lords proprietors of Carolina by Sir Robert Montgomery, Bart., who issues proposals for settlement of his province, the Margravate of Azilia ......1717 Montgomery fails to colonize and forfeits grant......1720 Lords proprietors of Carolina sel
of Dieppe, with two ships fitted out by Gaspard de Coligni, high admiral of France and leader of Huguenots, anchors off mouth of Satilla, discovers Altamaha River, Ossabaw Sound, and the Savannah River......May, 1562 Second expedition, sent out by Coligni, three ships under Rene de Laudonnier. anchor in St. Andrew's Sound......June, 1564 Land between lat. 31° and 36° N., and westward to the ocean, granted by first charter of Charles II. to the lords proprietors of Carolina......March 24, 1663 A three years grant of lands between Savannah and Altamaha rivers obtained from lords proprietors of Carolina by Sir Robert Montgomery, Bart., who issues proposals for settlement of his province, the Margravate of Azilia ......1717 Montgomery fails to colonize and forfeits grant......1720 Lords proprietors of Carolina sell seveneighths of their grant to Parliament, and all south of Savannah River is reserved by British crown......1729 Lord Carteret, owner of one-eighth, sells
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