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This Day in Georgia History

August 05, 1774

Assembly to Protest Prohibited

In response to a call from Georgia patriots to meet in Savannah on August 10, Georgia royal governor James Wright issued a proclamation prohibiting any unlawful assembly to protest British policy. Wright further warned in his proclamation that “all assembling and meetings of the people which may tend to raise fears and jealousies in the minds of his Majesty’s subjects, under pretence [sic] of consulting together for redress of public grievances, are unconstitutional, illegal, and punishable by law.”