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Georgia 1825 Land Lottery Map

Georgia Land Lottery Act of 1825

Act of the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1825 Act 716 AN ACT to dispose of and distribute the Lands lately acquired by the United States for the use of Georgia, of the Creek Nation of Indians, by a Treaty made and concluded at the Indian Springs on the twelfth day of February, eighteen hundred and twenty-five. Be in enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the territory acquired of the Creek nation of Indians by the …

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Sectional Aspect of the Seminole War

Sectionalism has long been present in American life. Before the American Revolution there were, on the eastern coast of North America, thirteen separate colonies. As colonies they were connected with England, but in their relations to each other they were separate and independent units. Moreover they were, to a certain extent, alien to one another in race, religion and political affinities. For example, the inhabitants of some of the New England colonies were descended from that group of Englishmen who were Puritan in their religion and Roundhead in their politics. The Dutch left definite traces of their stock in New …

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Indian Treaties with Georgia

No sooner was the independence of the United States acknowledged by Great Britain, than Georgia began to increase both in wealth and population. She had, however, many sources of disquietude, some of which were of an alarming character. The first boundaries of the province, as conceded to Oglethorpe by treaty, were confined to a narrow strip of country lying between the Savannah and Ogechee rivers. By the subsequent treaty of 1773, these boundaries were extended north of the original lines, and beyond Broad River. By another treaty, concluded at Augusta on the 31st of May, 1783, the Cherokee delegates ceded …

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James Oglethorpe’s Early Career

James Oglethorpe was born at Westminster, England, on June 1st, 1689. While he was yet a babe in the cradle it might have been expected that he would become a great man, for he came of a family of great people. Six hundred years before he was born, one of his ancestors, Sheriff Oglethorpe, was a high officer in the English army and was killed in the famous Battle of Hastings while bravely fighting for his country against the invader, William the Conqueror. This brave soldier had many distinguished descendants, the greatest of whom was James Oglethorpe. James’s father. Sir …

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Founding Of Savannah

Seeking A Location At high noon on the 16th of November, in the year 1732, the good ship Anne spread her white sails and, Hke some great canvas-winged bird of the sea, flew from the shores of England westward over the Atlantic, bearing in her kindly bosom James Oglethorpe and his one hundred and twenty emigrants. She did not sail straight for Georgia, but for Charleston, South Carolina, where Oglethorpe wished to get the advice and help of the Governor of that province in settling his colony. She reached Charleston on the 13th of Janu ary, 1733, and cast anchor …

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History of Georgia

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Formation of the State of Georgia

The State of Georgia was formerly inhabited by two distinct Indian groups, one of which was the Cherokee Nation, mountaineers or uplanders as their name signifies in their own language; the other group was a federation of several tribes, who retained their own tribal names. Among the latter were found the Coosa, Kasita (Cusseta), Kawita (Coweta), Alibamu, Yamasi (Yemassee), Shawano (Shawnee), Seminoles and some other small tribes. This confederation was called by the northern Indians in the Algonquin tongue: “Muscogi,” the English translation of which name came into common use and was adopted by the confederation as their official name …

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Georgia History Stories

In this book the author has undertaken to relate what seemed to him to be the most interesting events in the history of Georgia, from the planting of the colony in 1733 to the years immediately preceding the War of Secession. The narrative, as a rule, is adapted to children from twelve to fifteen years of age; however, the author believes that it will be interesting reading for grown people, and for youths of some maturity. In several instances the author has found that the subjects treated could not be well presented in the form of children’s stories. Such is …

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