|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Georgia. General Assembly.|
|Creator:||Georgia. Governor and Council.|
|Extent:||0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)|
The Georgia Governor and Council was established as the governing body of Georgia by the king in 1754. Previously, George was governed by Trustees. In this new form of government, the king chose the governor of Georgia.
The General Assembly was established as Georgia's governing legislature in 1777. It divides into the House of Representatives and Senate.
The British Public Record Office was created by the Public Record Office Act of 1838. Its purpose was to make the contents of public records accessible to students. In 2003, the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission combined and formed the National Archives of Great Britain.
This collection consists of a microfilmed copy of acts and ordinances passed in Georgia from 1773-1774 and 1780-1781. Subjects include the formation and ordering of a militia; deer poaching; a ferry on the Ogeechee River; the theft of livestock; salaries for the governor and commissioners; taxes; the printing of money; a tax on "transient" merchants; the penalties for murdering free Native Americans; slavery in Georgia; and the cultivation of indigo.
Original records in the British Public Records Office, London, England.
A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.
[item identification], Georgia laws, MS 1603, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
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.
For permission to publish, contact the British Public Records Office, London, England.
|1||X-1603-01. Georgia laws, 1773-1781|