re miles, in 137 counties.
Population, 1890, 1,837,353; 1900, 2,216,331; capital, Atlanta.
De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a cross of wood near the 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
ard Tel-fair, and a few others appropriate to colonial use 500 lbs. of powder from King's magazine......May 11, 1775
Lyman Hall, delegate from parish of St. John to Continental Congress, arrives at Philadelphia with present for patriots in Massachusetts of 160 barrels of rice and £ 50......May 13, 1775
Other delegates from the State not taking their seats in Congress, Georgia, except parish of St. John, is placed under ban of colonial intercourse by Continental Congress......May 17, 1775
Ship Juliana leaves Savannah with gift of sixty-three barrels of rice and £ 120 in specie for Massachusetts......June 1, 1775
Governor Wright having issued orders for celebration of King's birthday, Liberty people spike the cannon on the bay, dismount them, and roll them to the bottom of bluff......June 2, 1775
First liberty-pole in Georgia erected at Savannah, on King's birthday......June 5, 1775
Claim of George Galphin, a prominent and liberal trader, audited before governor and a