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History of Georgia
18 Oct 2017
The Charter of 1732 was established
Trustee Period ends and Royal Colony begins
Georgia obtains its first royal governor, John Reynolds
John Reynolds lost his position as governor
Henry Ellis became the new governor
Ellis proposed the establishment in 1758 of eight electoral districts called parishes.
Cherokees conducted raids throughout backcountry South Carolina and Georgia in 1760
Henry Ellis loses position as governor
James Wright becomes the new governor of Georgia
The peace settlement of 1763 made Georgia a virtual empire, stretching to the St. Marys River in the South and the Mississippi River in the West
The Proclamation of 1763 forbade settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains and had the effect of funneling westward migration into the Georgia backcountry around Augusta.
Cherokee traders informed Wright that some Indians were willing to trade land if the government assumed their debts to traders
The Cherokees finally signed of their land since they were in debt.
Georgians attended a Provincial Congress in Savannah to decide whether to join the Continental Association and ban trade with Britain.
Wright left Georgia aboard the HMS Scarborough.
On July 4, 1776, George Walton, Lyman Hall, and Button Gwinnett signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, bringing an end to the period of royal government.
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