|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Georgia. Council of Safety.|
|Title:||Georgia Council of Safety minutes|
|Extent:||0.15 cubic feet (3 folders)|
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.
This collection consists of three minute books of the Council of Safety.
This collection was originally part of the Joseph Vallence Bevan papers, MS 71.
[item identification], Georgia Council of Safety minutes, MS 282, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of the Estate of Joseph Vallence Bevan, 1866
Collection is open for research.
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.
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.
|1||Volume 1:, 1775 November 3-1776 February 22|
|2||Volume 2: Book B, 1776 April 30-1776 July 31|
|3||Volume 3: Book C, 1776 August 1-1777 February 22|