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Jonathan Kemp - LETTERS FEOM TUE PEOPLE. The Legislature of...
LETTERS FEOM TUE PEOPLE. The Legislature of 1784. EDITORS CONSTITUTION It is a glorious ling to die for one's country but more glorious to ve for one's country to live and labor for human- y. The unselfish patriotism of the founders of ur state must ever command the admiration of very true Georgian. Oglethorpe Wesley and WhltEeld are names that never will be forgotten. Bat there are other patriots of primitive Georgia who should be remembered. We allude to the members of the Georgia legislature of I who laid he foundations of "Ihe University of Georgia" by grant of 40,000 acres of land as an endowment for same and promoted besides the cause of common education throughout our state. The most prom- nent of these patriots are known to us all. Yet many are almost forgotten and we give the roll of honor complete "governor "council" and "dele- In 'searching for the names of the legislature if 174 we found that the -public records ol our state in our "state library or among the documents of our "Secretary of State" contains'no record of same as no legislative journals ere published prior to 1799. For this Information e are indebted to the courtesy and labors of Caplain John Milledge and Colonel N. C. Barnett Through Ufa kindness 01 General Henry R. Jackson f Savannah however their names have been furbished your correspondent by "The Georgia Historical Society" of said city. The legislature of Georgia met In Savannah Thursday January 8thl7S4. The following members were chosen as executive For Liberty county-Major Philip Low and James For Burke county John Green and John Fulton Esqs For Wilkes county-George Walton and Daniel Coleman Esqs. For Richmond county James M&Nell and Zacheriah Fann Esqs. For Chatham enuntv William Stephens Esq. and Jlnjof John Habersham. For EtJingham county Jenkins Davis and John pencer. Esqs. John H'lUbton Esq. Colonel Joseph Uabersham and William Maxwell Esq. were among the delegates -elected to this legislature from- "hathatn county but as that body elected John Houston as governor and Joseph Hatersbam as a ciele 'Uc to congress and as William Maxwell de dined to take lib scat an election for three others was held Saturday January 17th when Captain James Gunn l r. James Houston aud Peter Bard Esq. was elected. Uichwond County Delegate's to General Assembly of 17s-Electid at Erowusborough William Has- cock William Cindltr James McFtrland James McXoil Charles Crawford. Robert lll-ldleton. Greenberg Leo Zachariali Fann William Few aud Benjamin Few Esqrs. \YUkesCounty Lelegatcs to General Assembly of 17M. Elijah Clarke Stephen Ilesrd. fieiijaraiu Catching John Cunningham Ilnlman Freeman Micnjah Williamson Daniel Coleman. \VLIiam liownes William Rutherford and George Walton Liberty County Delegates to General Assembly of 1734. Benjamin Andrew James Powell John Mitchell Colonel John Baker James Maxwell So tua Samuel Fulton Colonel John Elliott Samuel West Gideon Dowse Edward Way Captain John Hardy John Whitehead Thomas Graves Major Philip Low jmd William Way. Effiugham Delegates to General Assembly of I -Caleo Uowell. Jenkin Davis William Holzendorf John Spencer John Martin Dasher Benjamin Lanier Theophilus Lnndy Daniel Powell Luke lleazel and Joseph William Spencer. Burke County Delegates to General Assembly 17M John Green Jared Irwine Jonathan Kemp John Clements. Francis Pugh Daniel McMurrhy John Palmer John Fulton John Coriyers and John Morrison. Glynn County's Delegate to General Assembly 17S1 John Cochran. Camden County's Delegate to General Assembly 17 4 Major Lachlin-Mclntosh. Chatham County's Delegates to General AssemMy of 17 Major John Habersham Charles Oding- sells James HftUcrsham William.Bryan Colonel Joseph Habersham Colonel James Jackson. John Houston John Morel Peter Dc William Stehens Noble Wimberly Jones \VillIamMaxwell 'homas Netherchfl and William Gibbon Sr. There were two elections held In Richmond cc.untv one at Brownsborougb with the lesuit as 5iven'above. The other at Augusta where the following were elected William Glascock. Abraham Jones. Charles Craw ford Samtel Jack Colonel. James McXiel Dr. Dy- Cart. G. Twifics Littlebury Bostick Major George HanJley and James Stalling As Fann was amouathos3elected.it Brotvnsborougli and as be was one ot the" execu live council elected after the legislature met.lt seems likely that the delega'es from Richmond county elected at Brownsborough were feated. Inb'thairofthc University of Georcla and the cause of education throughout our stats we Invoke tteBpiritsofthe Jiatriots ofl7 l May their bright example Inspire our preseuflegislature to do everything in their tmwer far the honor glory and ad- vancraent of Georgia. Let our legislature perfect the grand.and Rood work commenced and carried on by Habersham Housttn Del-twin Milledge Meigi Church Lipscomb Tucker Hell and now so enthusiastically supported by Chancellor Bogg so that the next generation may truthfully exclaim "Well duue. good and faithful seivams."of oiir people. Much good has been accomplished within the past century with limited means and it is almost incredible how tomb has been accomplished by our State university with an endowment of only Uo.OUO acres of land available. We must C.mmenco the present century by making perfect our state university. In the education of our pee. pie we must commence "at the top. If we perfect our State university then we can perfect our sys tem of common school education. Many of the grandtons of members of the legislature of 1 are now in the legislature of Georgia. Let their action prove them to be noble sous of noble sires. A NATIVE GEORGIAN. TIE' Te Lellllature 17S' EDTORS C STTUTJO I 10rious L coUtry. glorous lve to lve ad labr Co buma. iy. unselsh founer our stte mut evr comand admiaton tre orl&I Ogl thorp Whitfel Daa tht .w forgoten. oher' rirtot prmitve shoul b rememr. alae t 'membr Gecrgaleglmtue 17& lad foundatons Unlvemt Gorria" a toCo a g tg t e r0f I trot'are U al. Ye ao for oteD. gve rol hoor compete"gofernor "conci" gates searchig nams legslature 'of 1i& th pubic record otour stte i lbrary c on "Scretary f 81\ contlnl'no a leglslatve juura were publshed tror 17\ I'ortbls we curtfjy aO Jabn Cp Miedge clonel Brnett Throuh Ue kindes Gnem of Svnnah tbeI .names ben fd b r 8 t h1 Georgi U1tor- legllatureof GeorJi Svnnah 'ursay Jauutry 8tb.178. memher w re choen D eotve counci Lberty Pbip oJd J mes Powel.1a county Fulon E8's. Wikes cunt-Gerge Walon toleman El Iicbmund count rah 'E a nlR ja b b ilam Eringh counlr-Jnkins Dayi "rencer. E" E. .Coloel labersbam Wilam awe\ aDug delegats 'eleced b t a lal bd louson go rs leleglte .Bud a Wlla Ma el claed lb clt..an electon t n t aJ uI t II nd' hr e aEI Es' eiecte. AEombly ofj I.Electd f IaI c ck.Wlla Cmdlr cFulanc Jam s r .t Ie ac rif eII e d 7 nC ly9 gatea A emlly li"-Eljah iaie Stlheu leN. lelman Wilamson D'Uiel Wilol ownes Wiiam R Ge re Walon Esq rs Lilrty Cunty Delegltesto A embly Benjamin rowel Iitcbel Clonel Maxel SOI.r .tus Clonel Elol. Simnc Eward CIldu Jchr 1homas Oraves 1wnd WUlam tlj ii \t i fz l i JenjamJn L nier Powel Wiim Spncr. Delegaea Geerl Asmbly 171 bn Irie KomI tj'ot J ht e rrlt orSO Cunty a t Generl John Cochrn. Clmd 1 Cuny'sDelegate AsemDly -M3j r Lchln McIntosh llegates Generl liN- lajor Habthm selI J9IeS atrhlm Wilam Bran Hobrshlm Cluel Jack on Houton. MonI Wilam oble Wimlrly WiIam Iawel 1 eerf n e a e h nPk bmond cunty. a Hrwnsbrough Ib a given abve Auguta wber WHlam Gl sck. Abraa Smlel olonel Mc iel. I le I Sj d i l OllCk As WI amonc thos elected at BrolnsLrugn n wa oltle'execu- lve coulcil elecle afer lc islatur met i lkely delegtes Rlehlond Brownsbrough at. In behll ofthc tntveslty cau. edncnton thougbout ou tto flloke" t e spirits of the patriot of l'S )1y tbel resele lature e e 1 i8 r onor a leli.latue prect Ihegmnd.Rnd god comueuce anl criei I usrn Baldwin Mle,1ge Melg h &lSI F up rb cel s Ile gelralon ma truttulr "Wel o"ue 1oo el'ans. of ou le plc. Mu h god en a omplshed hin p st \vib lmied me ns. I i mih ha ben accm. plshed UT unlferty wih .OJO avaiable. centr prfcct olr unlrersl tdnraton pl.o "a top" I prfert univerity cn prfect S\8 cho l Erandons cember lgsla- tue ls Ir OOf1. lot acto tem b sns sies NAT\E GEORIN. live country-to it luentoftbese Ietciotaane compete searching ofour ofeame ofaatd 8th 175-1. council PoseellEsq county-William Moor county goverreoraud delegate dc- sealan Sir sraaeiected. Wi li am \\ilken County 1. Esqrs. Sal' Lwiind t7s'-J Cl meuls 175-4-Major Laclilin Jlctntnsh. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 21 Jul 1889, Sun,
  3. Page 10

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