Georgia Governor & Council Journals 1753-1760, 1761-1767, 1768-1771, 1772-1773 , 1774-1777, 1778-1779, 1780, 1781, 1782 (nine volumes)
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The Royal Governor and Council held court in Savannah, Georgia, and the minutes of their proceedings were recorded in these journals, until the American Revolution began. A new settler would appear before the Council to petition for a land grant within the colony of Georgia. These petitions contain details of the family size, former residence of the petitioner, time of arrival, names of adjoining landowners and neighbors, and improvements on the property.
Volume 1 (1753-1760) begins with the arrival of the last Royal Governor of Georgia, Sir James Wright.
Volume 2 (1761-1767) contains much information about the "Indian Troubles" in the young colony.
Volume 3 (1768-1771) covers much of the Scots-Irish migration from Ulster to Queensborough township, and the establishment of the Quaker community of Wrightsborough on the fringe of upper Georgia.
Volume 4 (1772-1773) leads up to the Revolution in Georgia, covering the settling of the Creek Nation in the Ceded Lands.
Volume 5 (1774-1777) covers the beginnings of the Revolutionary War in Georgia 1774-1776 and includes information from Governor James Wright's Letterbook, numerous newspaper entries from Georgia, South Carolina, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as records from the British Public Record Office in England.
Volume 6 (1778-1779) gives details of life in Savannah during the British seige, and the fall of Savannah into Loyalist hands during the Revolution 1778-1779.
Volume 7 - 1780 - covers the oppressive life in Georgia under British rule, Cornwallis's destructive campaign through the South - real-time stories of plundering, starvation and loss reveal Georgia's history like we never studied it in school!
Volume 8 - 1781 - Records from British Public Records Office, newspapers here and in Britain, correspondence, have been added complete the picture of life in Georgia from the people who lived it, toward the end of the Revolutionary War.
Volume 9 - 1782 - A biographical sketch of Georgia's last British Colonial Governor, Sir James Wright, accompanies records from the waning years of the Revolution in Georgia, along with period maps and illustrations.
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Vol. 1 1753-1760
Vol. 2 1761-1767
Vol. 3 1768-1771
Vol. 4 1772-1773
Vol. 5 1774-1777
Vol. 6 1778-1779 Savannah under Seige
Vol. 7 1780 Civil War in the Ceded Lands
Vol. 8 1781 Augusta Falls to the Rebels
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