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This Day in Georgia History

December 22, 1775

Prohibitory Bill Approved

In London, King George III gave his approval to the “Prohibitory Bill,” which prohibited all trade and commerce with the thirteen American colonies. During debate in the House of Commons, Edmund Burke and others had unsuccessfully attempted to have Georgia exempted from the act’s provisions on the grounds that Georgia, unlike other colonies, had never shown open rebellion and defiance against the king and Parliament.