Georgia General Assembly legislative act
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Georgia General Assembly legislative act

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. General Assembly.
Title: Georgia General Assembly legislative act
Dates: 1798
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0286

Biographical/Historical Note

The General Assembly was established as Georgia's governing legislature in 1777. It divides into the House of Representatives and Senate.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an act dated January 13, 1798, regarding an article of the 1798 Georgia Constitution on respecting "insolvent Debtors" and the detention of such persons in prison. On the last page is a copy of William Cowper's "Ode to Charity."

Index Terms

Cowper, William, 1731-1800.
Debtor and creditor.
Georgia. Constitution (1798).
Georgia. General Assembly.
Legislative acts.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia General Assembly legislative act, MS 286, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.


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

Container List



1"An Act to Carry into Effect the seventy Section of the fourth article of the Constitution of 1798 respecting insolvent Debtors and the Detention of their persons in prison etc.", 1798 January 13 ( 19.0 p. )
Unsigned. On the last page there is a copy of William Cowper's "Ode to Charity", dated Savannah, January 13, 1798.