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In Georgia History

Plains Baptist Church Controversy

While Jimmy Carter was poised to be elected President of the United States - partly because of the progressive civil rights plank of his platform - a drama of a very different sort was being played out at his hometown...
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In Georgia Civil War History

Stephens Letter in Response to Sherman Published

The Richmond Times Dispatch published Confederate Vice-President (and native Georgian) Alexander Stephens’ response to a messenger from Union General William T. Sherman, suggesting the two meet in Atlanta to discuss possible terms of peace. Vice-President Stephens’s and Sherman’s Proposition to...
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In Their Own Words

Decision to Send Salzburgers to Georgia Recorded

In London, the Earl of Egmont recorded the decision by the Trustees to send to Georgia some of the Salzburger Protestants then temporarily living in Rotterdam after being expelled from Salzburg, Austria: “A letter was read, requesting that Several hundred...
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