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PREFACE.

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The flattering reception given by my fellow-citizens to “THE STATISTICS OF GEORGIA," naturally encouraged me to venture still further in that field, which must ever be a favourite with the patriotic Georgian.

Ten years of incessant labour, expense, and travel throughout the State, have been cheerfully bestowed, and the “ HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGIA” are the result.

No source of knowledge has been neglected or despised. The Libraries of Charleston, Savannah, Milledgeville, and New-York, have been diligently searched.

The Colonial Documents kindly furnished me by the Legislature of Georgia, to aid in the compilation of this work, have been freely used. A large amount of information has been gleaned, moreover, from aged persons _" the oldest inhabitants” of many of our towns and villages-whose memories are proverbially tenacious in regard to events, which made their vivid impressions in early youth. This oral tradition, indeed, often furnishes

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the warm flesh and blood of the body of History, while documentary evidence can be relied on for the putting together of the dry skeleton alone.

Correctness rather than elegance has been the end chiefly sought; and the pains unsparingly taken give me a right to claim general reliability for all facts stated.

But, in a field of original research, so new, so extended, and so largely unexplored before, it is too much to expect that entire freedom from error has been attained.

TO JAMES HAMILTON COUPER, Esq., Hon. GEORGE R. GILMER, Hon. WILSON LUMPKIN, I. K. TEFFT, Esq., Colonel WILLIAM HARDEN, of Cass County, Rev. P. A. STROBEL, GEORGE W. WALTHOUR, Esq., NELSON TIFT, Esq., General J. V. HARRIS, Colonel A. J. PICKETT, of Alabama, EDWARD F. CAMPBELL, Esq., Rev. JOHN JONES, WILLIAM MOINTOSH, Esq., J. H. R. WASHINGTON, Esq., BENJAMIN E. STILES, Esq., and Colonel JOHN MILLEDGE, the author is indebted for valuable assistance.

This work does not assume to be a consecutive History. It is but a collection of materials for the use of the future historian. It is enough for me, if, by the tough toil of the literary pioneer, I succeed in breaking and gathering out the stone from the quarry, and in hewing the heavy timber from the mountains, wherewith, hereafter, some accomplished architect, in its full proportion and finished beauty, may rear the fair fabric of the History of Georgia.

G. W.

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MARIETTA, COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA, I

1st January, 1854.

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PAGE

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ABBOT. Mr. John .........in

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631 Ball-ground ........

390
Abercorn .....

427

Ball-play, Indian ......
Aborigines, relics of......

279 Baptist Female College of Southwestern Georgia. 590
Account of the progress of the Colony
319 Baptist Church, Second, Savannah ...

316
Acworth ......................

Baptists, colored, Savannah.............
Adairsville..

Barber, Colonel...................

398
Adams, Gen. David.....

Barnard, Tiinpoochee .....

166
Address of Upper House of Assembly to Sir

Barnard, Major John....

366
James Wright.. .......

Barnesville................

583
Address of Commons to Sir James Wright..... Bateman, Colonel Simon....

497
Address of Provincial Congress to Sir James Battle at Jack's Creek.

672
· Wright ..........."

66 at Chickasawhachee .....

262
Address of Medway Church to George Washing-

at Briar Creek.........
ton ......

at Burke Jail.........

282
Address of citizens of Augusta to General Wash-

at Echowanotchaway
ington ............... ................... 623

at Kettle Creek......
Address of Committee of Provincial Congress..81, 82

at Medway...........

524
Adventure with a panther........ ............. 541

near Rome...........

456
Advertisement of the Governor of South Caro-

66 at Shepard's Plantation.

639
lina in regard to General Oglethorpe. .... 321 5 with the Indians.
Albany .....'

260.
Bath ...............

597
Allapaha, Battle near. ....

Beaulieu ................

336
Alatoona
404 Belair.................

597
Allen, Rev. Moses......

532 Belleville Factory........
Allen, Rev. Beverly.....
448 Bergman, Rey. John E...

438
Alexander .......

282 Berrien, Major John .....
Americus ........
641 Berrien, Hon. John M......

371
Americus Female Institute...

641 Bess, a Negro, interesting account of ... 278
American Iron Foundry .....

599 Bibb County ........
Amusing incident............

403 | Blackburn, General Samuel .....
Anawaqua's Tomb...............
293 Blackshear, General Dayid .....

510
Ancient works in Cass County.......
299 Blairsville ....................

657
Ancient works in Coweta County.
413 | Blakely .....................

425
Ancient works in Early County...
425 Bolzius, Rev. John Martin .....

428
Andrew, James O., Bishop .i.ii.

575 Bolzius, “ extracts from Journal of. 433
Andrew, Herbert......
578 Bonaventure ........

336
Appling County........

259 Bonner, Henry .....
Appling...................
404 Bosomworth, Rev. Thomas,

31
Appling, Colonel Daniel...
409 Bosomworth, Mrs. Mary...

26
Approval of Colonial Seal ...
182 Bothwell, Rey. David E.........

503
Arnold, Rev. W. ...

589

Boykin, Dr. Samuel...
Arrival of Colonists at Charléatown.

319
Bowles, General William Augustus

163
Association of Deputies..........

58
Bragg, Rey. Seneca G....

273
Atlanta ........... ............

Branham, Dr. H.....

589
Atlanta Tanning Company.....
422 Brantley, Amos....

491
Atlanta Machine Shop.............

422
Brewton's Hill......

336
Attapulgus...
419 | Bridge at Augusta...

594
Athens ......

391 Broken Arrow...
Athens Manufacturing Company..
392 Broomtown .............

387
Augusta ........

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593 Brotherville..
Augusta, unsuccessful attempt to reta
607 Browne, Colonel Thomas.

614
Augusta Manufacturing Company.
598 Browne, bravery of Mrs..

678
Augusta, Siege and Surrender of...

609

Brown, Tarlton............
Aur'aria...
542 Brownson, Governor N.....

213
Brunswick ..............

461
Bryan County...........

276
Baden, N. H.........
494 Bryan, Hon. Jonathan.....

366
Bainbridge.........

419
Buena Vista ............

545
Bacon, Mr. M. E....

......
Buffalo Fish Town .....

404
Baker County.........

259
Bulloch County......

279
Baker, Benjamin....

533
Bulloch, Governor Archibald.....

200
Baker, Colonel John .......
533 Burke County.................

282
Baker, Colonel William .....
533 Burke Jail, skirmish at ......

282
Baldwin County...........
265 | Burnett, Captain John.............

468

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