Georgia Council of Safety minutes
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Georgia Council of Safety minutes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Council of Safety.
Title: Georgia Council of Safety minutes
Dates: 1775-1777
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 0282

Biographical/Historical Note

The Council of Safety was organized in 1775. It met regularly once a week or more often if needed. It acted as an executive committee when the Provincial Congress was not in session. Its members were elected by the general provincial committee or the Provincial Congress as needed. The Council of Safety directed military activities, undertook Indian negotiations, issued monies and provided for expenditures. It also oversaw the publication of the newspaper. The Council could propose measures and advise delegates to the Continental Congress. It ceased to function with the adoption of the Constitution of 1777.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three minute books of the Council of Safety.

Index Terms

Georgia. Council of Safety.
Minute books.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Committees of safety.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection was originally part of the Joseph Vallence Bevan papers, MS 71.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Council of Safety minutes, MS 282, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Joseph Vallence Bevan, 1866


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Publication Note

Published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, v.5, p.1 (1901); The Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia, ed. by A.D. Candler, I, 168-282 (1908); and partially in Historical Collections of Georgia, by George White (1854), 86-92.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Volume 1:, 1775 November 3-1776 February 22


2Volume 2: Book B, 1776 April 30-1776 July 31


3Volume 3: Book C, 1776 August 1-1777 February 22