Today, December 19...

In Georgia History

Slave Trade Discouraged

Gov. George Mathews signed legislation to discourage the foreign slave trade by requiring any person importing slaves into Georgia from the West Indies or East or West Florida to pay the state a fee of £50 for each slave.
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In Georgia Civil War History

Macon Newspaper Reported on Fredericksburg and Response to News

The Georgia Weekly Telegraph of Macon began publishing reports from Fredericksburg. With that news, the same newspaper editorialized that the feelings about the war in the South were as high as ever.
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In Their Own Words

Pro-Secession Resolution Adopted

The Georgia General Assembly adopted a pro-secession resolution that among other provisions noted: “That, should any or all of the Southern States determine in the present emergency to withdraw from the Union and resume their sovereignty, it is the sense...
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