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This Day in Georgia History

May 17, 1758

Henry Ellis Appointed Royal Governor

In London, the Lords of Trade appointed Henry Ellis governor-in-chief of the colony of Georgia. Ellis had been designated Lieutenant Governor of Georgia on Aug. 15, 1756. On Feb. 16, 1757, he became acting governor when Gov. John Reynolds resigned his post in order to return to England to answer charges before the Lords of Trade.

To view a document signed by Henry Ellis, see the Digital Library of Georgia.