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Chapter 46:

Georgia and the Carolinas.


July—October, 1775.

‘God grant conciliatory measures may take place;
Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July. to Oct.
there is not an hour to be lost; the state of affairs will not admit of the least delay:’ such was the frank to message sent to the ministry in July by the able Sir James Wright, of Georgia; and from a province in which ‘a king's governor had little or no business,’ he pressed for leave to return to England and explain and enforce his advice. The people met in congress; a council of safety maintained an executive supervision; local affairs were left to parochial committees; but the crown officers were not molested, and but for sympathy with South Carolina, and rumors of attempts to excite slaves to desolate the heart of the colony, Indians to lay waste the frontier, some good appearance of authority would have been kept up. When in Savannah the chief justice refused to accept

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