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1755-, Georgia, General Assembly, Council/Senate Journals
Journals of the Senate of the General Assembly of the Colony/State of Georgia: 1755–, Savannah, etc., var. colonial and state printers, 1755-– (The
first incursion by Europeans onto soil that would eventually end up in the State of Georgia came in 1540 during the disastrous expedition of Spaniards
led by Hernando de Soto, 1539-42. For the next120 years, territory in Georgia was variously claimed by Spain, operating out of St. Augustine;
Frenchmen, who attempted a settlement on the St. Johns River; and English settlers drifting south from Charleston. In 1663 Charles II of England granted a
charter for the Carolina Territory, which nominally included vast territories that eventually would end up in the states of Alabama, Georgia,
Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The first English settlement in territory that eventually would become Georgia came in 1721. However, the true
beginning of Georgia as a separate entity dates to 9 June 1732, when George II granted a charter for a colony christened “Georgia” to a group of
“Trustees” headed up by the great prison reformer James Oglethorpe. In the Charter, the territory of the new colony was cavalierly defined as being all
lands between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers (ca. 75 miles of Atlantic coastline) and thence to the Pacific Ocean (a distance of ca. 2,250 miles).
Oglethorpe and the other founders established the first settlement, Savannah, in late 1732. They were a distinctly virtuous lot, and their goals were
extraordinarily utopian. One of their reforming goals was to resettle Britain’s poor, especially those in debtors’ prisons, in the New World, where they
would live in a model agrarian society. Since, in contrast to previous colonies in British America, no provision was made for a legislative body,
legislative power resided in the Trustees. While they did govern, they issued only three laws: banning liquor, mandating the maintenance of peace with the
Indians, and banning slavery {7 & 12 pp, Apr. 1735 & 4p., Mar., 1741}. These laws were exceedingly unpopular with the settlers, and none long endured.
The ban on slavery, for example, was overturned in 1750. The subsequent rapid growth of slavery fueled growth in the colony’s first major
agricultural industry, its coastal rice plantations. The original George II charter expired in 1752. With the non-Native American population then approaching
3,000 souls, the British Government chose to convert the territory into a Crown Colony; the last of the
Title:   Journal of the Senate of the State of Georgia.
OCLC Number:   681503192
Available Volumes
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Nov 1855-56 SessYesNo
Nov 1858 SessYesNo
Nov 1859 SessYesNo
Nov 1861 SessYesNo
Dec 1865-66 SessYesNo
Nov 1866 SessYesNo
July 1868 Called SessYesNo
Jan 1869 SessYesNo
July 1870 SessYesNo
Jan 1874 SessYesNo
Jan 1875 SessYesNo
Jan 1876 SessYesNo
Jan 1877 SessYesNo
Jan 1878 SessYesNo
Nov 1880 SessYesNo
July 1881 Adjourned SessYesNo
July 1887 Adjourned SessYesNo
Nov 1888 SessYesNo
Nov 1890 SessYesNo
July 1891 Adjourned SessYesNo
Oct 1892 SessYesNo
Oct 1893 SessYesNo
Oct 1894 SessYesNo
Oct 1895 SessYesNo
Oct 1896 SessYesNo
Oct 1899 SessYesNo
Oct 1900 SessYesNo
Oct 1901 SessYesNo
Oct 1902 SessYesNo
June 1903 SessYesNo
June 1904 SessYesNo
June 1905 SessYesNo
June 1906 SessYesNo
June 1907 SessYesNo
June 1908 SessYesNo
Aug 1908 Ex SessYesNo
June 1909 SessYesNo
June 1910 SessYesNo
June 1911 SessYesNo
Jan 1912 Ex SessYesNo
June 1913 SessYesNo
June 1914 SessYesNo
June 1915 SessYesNo
Nov 1915 Ex SessYesNo
June 1916 SessYesNo
June 1917 SessYesNo
Mar 1917 Ex SessYesNo
June 1918 SessYesNo
June 1919 SessYesNo
June1920 SessYesNo
June 1921 SessYesNo
June 1922 SessYesNo
June 1923 SessYesNo
June 1924 SessYesNo
June 1925 SessYesNo
Feb 1926 Ex SessYesNo
June 1927 SessYesNo
June 1929 SessYesNo
June 1931 SessYesNo
Jan 1931 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1933 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1933 SessYesNo
Jan 1935 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1935 SessYesNo
Jan 1937 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1937 SessYesNo
Nov 1937-38 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1939 Sp 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1939 SessYesNo
Jan 1941 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1941 SessYesNo
Jan 1943 10-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1943 SessYesNo
Sep 1943 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1944 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1945 SessYesNo
May 1945 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1946 15-Day SessYesNo
Jan 1947 SessYesNo
Sept 1948 Ex SessYesNo
Nov 1948 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1949 SessYesNo
July 1949 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1950 SessYesNo
Jan 1951-52 SessYesNo
Jan 1953 SessYesNo
Jan 1955 SessYesNo
June 1955 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1956 SessYesNo
Jan 1957 SessYesNo
Jan 1958 SessYesNo
Jan 1959 SessYesNo
Jan 1960 SessYesNo
Jan 1961 SessYesNo
Jan 1962 SessYesNo
Apr 1962 Ex SessYesNo
Sep 1962 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1963 SessYesNo
Jan 1964 SessYesNo
May 1964 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1965 SessYesNo
Jan 1966 SessYesNo
Jan 1967 SessYesNo
Jan 1968 SessYesNo
Jan 1969 SessYesNo
June 1969 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1970 SessYesNo
Jan 1971 SessYesNo
Sept 1971 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1972 SessYesNo
Jan 1973 SessYesNo
Jan 1974 SessYesNo
Jan 1975 SessYesNo
Mar 1975 SessYesNo
June 1975 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1976 SessYesNo
Feb 1976 SessYesNo
Jan 1977 SessYesNo
Mar 1977 SessYesNo
Jan 1978 SessYesNo
Feb 1978 SessYesNo
Jan 1979 SessYesNo
Mar 1979 SessYesNo
Jan 1980 SessYesNo
Feb 1980 SessYesNo
Jan 1981 SessYesNo
Mar 1981 SessYesNo
Aug 1981 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1982 SessYesNo
Mar 1982 SessYesNo
Aug 1982 Ex SessYesNo
Jan 1983 SessYesNo
Feb 1983 SessYesNo
Jan 1984 SessYesNo
Feb 1984 SessYesNo
Jan 1985 SessYesNo
Jan 1985 SessYesNo
Jan 1986 SessYesNo
Feb 1986 SessYesNo
Jan 1987 SessYesNo
Jan 1987 SessYesNo
Jan 1988 SessYesNo
Feb 1988 SessYesNo