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In Georgia History

Robert Toombs Died

To view letters of Robert Toombs, see the Digital Library of Georgia. Politician and lawyer Robert Toombs died at his home in Washington, Georgia. Born July 2, 1810 in Wilkes County, Georgia, he was product of a well to do...
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In Their Own Words

Slaves Escaped to Florida

William Stephens wrote in his journal of a ship captain stopping in Savannah, and noting how his slaves from South Carolina had escaped to Florida. Stephens used this incident to bolster the argument against slavery in colonial Georgia: “…What I...
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