Georgia Provincial Congress proceedings
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Georgia Provincial Congress proceedings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Provincial Congress.
Title: Georgia Provincial Congress proceedings
Dates: 1775-1779
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0287

Biographical/Historical Note

The first Provincial Congress of Georgia convened January 17, 1775 and recessed January 25, 1775. It was limited in power because it represented only five parishes and some of its delegates were under restrictions as to the type of association it could adopt. The second Provincial Congress assembled on July 4, 1775 in Savannah at Tondee's long room with 102 delegates representing every parish but two. Archibald Bulloch was elected President and George Walton was elected Secretary.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the proceedings of the Provincial Congress, July 4-8, 1775, and Journal of the Siege of Savannah from the South Carolina and American General Gazette, December 10, 1779.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--To 1775.
Georgia. Provincial Congress.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Provincial Congress proceedings, MS 287, 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.

Publication note

Published in A.D. Candler, Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, V, pt.1, 1901; The Revolutionary Records of Georgia, I (1908) 229-259; George White, Historical Collections of Georgia (1854) 65-80.


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

Container List

Item 1: "Proceedings of the Provincial Congress holden at Savannah on the 4 of July 1775" ( 4.0 p. ) View online.
Minutes, July 4-July 8. A true copy signed George Walton; also "Journal of the Siege of Savannah 1779," from The South Carolina and American General Gazette, December, 10, 1779. 10 p. Folio copied in an unknown hand.
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