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Alonzo Church, D. D., Pres. Franklin Univ., Ga. Rev. Jesse Mercer, Ga.
C. G. Memminger, Esq., S. C.
Hon. Charles J. McDonald, Gov. of Georgia. Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL. D., Philadelphia. Prof. Denison Olmsted, New Haven, Conn. Jeremiah Day, D, D, LL, D., Pres. Yale College. Wm. A. Prescott, Esq., Boston. Hon. Thomas Day, Hartford, Conn.
Hon. J. K. Paulding, Washington. Hon. Geo. M. Dalla , Minister to Russia.
Hon. Joel R. Poinsett, LL.D., Washington.
Hon. John Pickering, LL. D., Boston.
Jas. L. Petigru, Esq., s. C.
Hon. Josiah Quincy, LL.D., Pres. Harv. Univ. Hon. Alex. H. Everett, LL.D., Boston.
William Read, M.D., Charleston. Hon. Pow hattan Ellis, Minister to Mexico. Hon. Hiram G. Runnels, Miss. Hon. John H. Eaton, Minister to Spain,
Thomas Raffles, D, D., LL. D., Liverpool, Eng. Prof. Romeo Elton, Providence.
Hon. Ashur Robbins, K. I. Hon. John Forsyth Washington.
J. G. M. Ramsey, Tenn. Rev. Ignatius A. Few, Ga.
Jas. A. Stewart, Esq., Charleston. Rev. Joseph B. Felt, Boston.
Hon. Jos. Story, LL. D., Cambridge, Ms. Peter Force, Esq., Washington.
Hon. Wm. R. Staples, Providence. John W. Francis, M, D., New York.
Henry B. Schoolcrast, Esq. Prof. Wm. G. Goddard, Providence, R, I.
Thonias Spalding, Esq., Darien. Robt. Gilmor, E ., Baltimore,
Prof. Jared Sparks, Cambridge, Ms. Samuel Gilman, D.D., Charleston, S. C.
Wm. B. Sprague, D. D., Albany, N. Y. Albert G. Greene, Esq., Providence.
Benj. Silliman, M. D., LL. D., New Haven. Hon. Geo. R. Gilmer, Ga.
*Hon. Win. Sullivan, LL. D., Boston. Hon. Rolt. Hallowell Gardiner, Gardiner, Me. Sheftall Shefall, Esq., Savannah. Thad Mason Harris, D. D., Boston.
Wm L. Stone, Esq., New York. Gen. Wm. Heory Harrison, Ohio.
Wm. Gilmer simms, Esq , Charleston. Jonathan Homer, D.D., Newton, Ms.
Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Minister to England. Francis L. Hawkes, D. 1)., New York.
Rev. Adiel Sherwood, Ga. Gen. Robt. Y. Hayne, Charleston, S. C.
Hon. Wm. Schley, Ga. Hon. B. C. Howard, Baltimore.
Hon. James Savage, Boston. Isaac Hays, M. D. Philadelphia.
S. W. Singer, Esq., London, Eng. Jas. G. Heath, Esq., Richmond, Va.
Hon. David L. Swain, Chapel Hill, N. C. Washington Irving, LL. D., New York.
Robt. Southey, LL D., England. Theodore Irving, Esq , New York.
Peter Sluyvesant, Esq., New York. Edw. D. Ingraham, Esq., Philadelphia.
Col. John Trumbull, New Haven. Gen. Andrew Jackson, LL.D., Ex. Pr.U.s., Tenn. B. B. Thatcher, Esq., Boston. William Jenks, D.D., Boston.
Hon. Geo. M. Troup, Ga. John Jay, Esq., New York.
Jas. Thatcher, M. D., Plymouth, Ms. James Kent, LL. D. New York.
Hon. Martin Van Buren, LL. D., Pres. U.S. Prof. Jas. L. Kingsley, LL, D., New Haven, Ct. John Vaughn, Esq., Philadelphia. Samuel Kerchival, Esq., Va.
Hon, Henry Wheaton, Minister to Prussia. Mitchell King, Esq., Charleston.
Moses Waddel, D.D., Athens. Geo. Washington Lafayette, France.
Noah Webster, LL, D., New Haven. Gen. Morgan Lewis, New York,
Thos. H. Webb, M. D. Boston. Hon. Hugh S, Legare, Charleston.
*Hon. Jos. M. White, Florida. Rev. A. B. Longstreet, Ga.
Hon. Levi Woodbury, LL.D., Washington. Hon. Wilson Lumpkin, Ga.
Geo. Woodruff, Esq., 'I'renton, N. J.
Richard H. Wilde, Esq , Ga.
Richard Yeardon, Jr. Esq., Charleston. Hon. Henry Middleton, s. C.
Savannah, June 26, 1839. Sir, — The Library Committee of the GEORGIA HISTORICAL Society, beg leave respectfully to request of those interested in its design, to transmit to the Corresponding Secretary, as soon as convenient, whatever of the following books or documents they may be disposed to contribute to the archives of the Society.
Journals of the Provincial Congress, and Colonial and State Legislatures; Records of the proceedings of Conventions and Committees of Safety ; Journals of the King's
Council; original and later Statutes of the Province and State; Treaties with any Indian Tribes, or with any State or Nation.
Reports of Boards of Health ; Statistics of births, deaths, the deaf, dumb and blind; accounts of special Epidemics; copies of Medical Journals; Catalogues of Medical Colleges; and members of the profession are earnestly requested to prepare reports on the medical topography of the various places where they may be located.
Sketches of the Histories of Cities, Towns, Counties; for whom named, together with Maps, Surveys, Charters, and whatever relates to the civil history of the State.
Meteorological observations; Reports of Geological and Mineralogical Surveys, and every thing relating to the Natural History of the State.
The earliest notices of Indian tribes within our boundaries, their manners and customs, their battles and skirmishes; the adventures and sufferings of captives and travellers in their territories; the Indian name of rivers, hills, districts, islands, bays, and other places, with the traditions attached to the same, together with their monuments and relics.
Sketches of the lives of all eminent and remarkable persons who have lived in the State, or were connected with its history; original journals, letters, documents and papers, illustrating the same, or of our ancestors generally.
All works relating to the History of Georgia, its Colleges, Academies, and Seminaries; minutes and proceedings of scientific and literary associations, orations, sermons, addresses, tracts, essays, pamphlets and poems, delivered or written on any public occasion, or commemorative of any remarkable event; magazines, almanacs, reviews, and newspapers from their first introduction into the colony.
Tables of exports and imports, price currents, reports of rail roads, canals, banks, and insurance offices; proceedings of chambers of commerce, registers of vessels and steam boats, notices of the rise and progress of agriculture, and manufactures of every kind, and the nature and amount of fisheries.
Militia returns and regulations; the number, location, and date of incorporation of volunteer corps; the names of field, staff and general officers; description of all fortifications that have been, or now are in existence; notices of battles and
battle fields, and of the invasions, depredations, and skirmishes, by and with foreign nations, from the first settlement of the colony.
Proceedings of conventions, assemblies, synods, presbyteries, conferences and religious associations of all kinds; sketches of the origin and progress of individual churches, names of the officiating clergy, with the date of their settlement, the sect to which they belong, and the time of the removal or death of all such as have left their charge, or have deceased. .
The Committee would respectfully state, that while in the above specifications, they have regarded merely their own State, yet they by no means wish to limit the donations to, or collections of the Society, to topics purely local in their interest. They solicit contributions of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, newspapers, and every thing which can elucidate the history of America generally, as well as Georgia in particular; and they sincerely hope that this call upon the liberality of all who love the honor of our commonwealth, and desire to perpetuate the faithful records of her existence, will be responded to, with an ardor that will insure the complete success of the GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
JAMES M. WAYNE,
WM. B. STEVENS. N. B. — Whenever private conveyance can be obtained, for the transmission of books, documents, &c., it would be preferred to forwarding them by mail.
N A MES
GOVERNORS OF GEORGIA,
· FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE STATE IN 1732, TO 1840.
JAMES OGLETHORPE, the civil and military Governor under the
Trustees, from July 15, 1732, to June 9, 1752,
when the Trustees resigned their charter. WILLIAM STEPHENS, President of Council, and acting Governor in
the absence of General Oglethorpe, July 11, 1743, to
April 8, 1751.
April 8, 1751, to Oct., 1, 1754.
Oct. 1, 1754, to Feb. 15, 1757. HENRY Ellis, Governor, Feb. 16, 1757, to Oct. 31, 1760. JAMES WRIGHT, Governor, Oct. 31, 1760, to July 11, 1782. JAMES HABERSHAM, President of Council and acting Governor, in
the absence of Sir James Wright, July 2, 1771, to
Feb. 11, 1773. WILLIAM EWEN, President of the Council of Safety, under the Amer
ican government, June 22, 1775, to Jan. 20, 1776. ARCHIBALD BULLOCH, President of the Provincial Council, and
Commander in Chief, Jan. 20, 1776, to Feb. 22,
1777. BUTTON GWINNETT, President of Council, and Commander in
Chief, Feb. 22, 1777, to May 8, 1777. JOHN ADAM TREUTLEN, Governor under the new Constitution,
May 8, 1777, to Jan. 8, 1778. JOHN HOUSTOUN, Governor, Jan. 8, 1778, to Dec. 29, 1778. JOHN WEREAT, President of the Executive Council, Dec. 29, 1778,
to Nov. 4, 1779. GEORGE WALTON, Governor, Nov. 4, 1779, to Jan. 7, 1780. RICHARD HOWLEY, 6 Jan. 7, 1780, to Jan. 7, 1781. STEPHEN HEARD, President of the Executive Council, Jan. 7, 1781,
to Aug. 15, 1781.
NATHAN BROWNSON, Governor, Aug. 16, 1781, to Jan. 1782. JOHN MARTIN,
Jan. 8, 1782, to Jan. 9, 1783. LYMAN Hall,
Jan. 9, 1783, to Jan. 9, 1784. John HOUSTOUN,
Jan. 9, 1784, to Jan. 14, 1785. SAMUEL ELBERT,
Jan. 14, 1785, to Jan. 9, 1786. EDWARD TELFAIR,
Jan. 9, 1786, to Jan. 9, 1787. GEORGE MATTHEWS,
Jan. 9, 1787, to Jan. 25, 1788. GEORGE HANDLEY,
Jan. 25, 1788, to Jan. 9, 1789. GEORGE WALTON,
Jan. 9, 1789, to Nov. 9, 1790. EDWARD TELFAIR,
Nov. 9, 1790, to Nov. 7, 1793. GEORGE MATTHEWS
Nov. 7, 1793, to Jan. 15, 1796. JARED IRWIN,
Jan. 17, 1796, to Jan. 11, 1798. JAMES JACKSON,
Jan. 12, 1798, to Mar. 3, 1801. DAVID EMANUEL, President of the Senate, March 3, 1801, to Nov.
7, 1801. Josiah TATTNALL, Governor, Nov. 7, 1801, to Nov. 4, 1802. JOHN MILLEDGE,
Nov. 4, 1802, to Sept. 23, 1806. JARED Irwin, President of the Senate, Sept. 23, 1806, to Nov. 7,
1806. JARED IRWIN, Governor, Nov. 7, 1806, to Nov. 9, 1809. DAVID B. MITCHELL,
Nov. 9, 1809, to Nov. 1813. PETER EARLY
Nov. 1813, to Nov. 1815. DAVID B. MITCHELL,
Nov. 1815, to Mar. 4, 1817.
[Resigned.] WILLIAM RABUN, President of the Senate, Governor ad interim till
Nov. 1817. WILLIAM RABUN, Governor, Nov. 1817, to Oct. 25, 1819. [Died.] MATTHEW Talbot, President of the Senate, Governor ad interim
till Nov. 13, 1819. JOHN CLARK,
Governor, Nov. 1819, to Nov. 1823. Geo. M. TROUP,
16 1823 66 1827. JOHN FORSYTH,
.66 1827 66 1829. Geo. R. GILMER,
66 WILSON LUMPKIN,
66 1835. WILLIAM SCHLEY,
66 1837. Geo. R. GILMER,
66 1839. CHARLES J. McDONALD,