City of Savannah ordinance
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City of Savannah ordinance

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah (Ga.). City Council.
Title: City of Savannah ordinance
Dates: 1810
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0944

Biographical/Historical Note

The city of Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe. In 1810, it was governed by a City Council and Mayor William B. Bulloch.

Scope and Content Note

This city ordinance, dated July 9, 1810, is a measure to prevent indecent exposure among local chimney sweepers. It also outlaws swimming or bathing "in front of the town" in the river during certain hours. A typed transcription is included with the original document.

Index Terms

Bathing customs--Georgia--Savannah.
Bulloch, William Bellinger, 1777-1852.
Chimney sweeps--Georgia--Savannah.
Indecent exposure--Georgia--Savannah.
Savannah (Ga.). City Council.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], City of Savannah ordinance, MS 944, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Remer Y. Lane.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Container List

Item 1: City of Savannah ordinance, 1810 July 9