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8 IN C E RE A DMIRATION FOR THEIR W IRTUES AND TALEN TE

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is RESPECT FULLY DEDICATED BY

THE AUTHOR.

PR E FA C E,

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 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 McINTosh, 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 His tory. 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.

MARIETTA, Cobb County, Georgia, }
1st January, 1854.

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As wr. Mr. John ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

At rigines, relics of..
Account of the progress of the Colony.
Acworth . . . . . . . . . . .
Adairsville - -
Adams, Gen. David. . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 500
Address of Upper House of Assembly to Sir
James Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Address of Commons to Sir James Wrigh
Address of Provincial Congress to Sir Ja
Wricht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Address of Medway Church to George Washing-

in-ston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Address of Committee of Provincial Congress...S1, S2 Adventure with a panther. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Advertisement of the Governor of South Caro

lina in regard to General Oglethorpe . 321 Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

Alla; sha Battle near
Alatoona
Allen, Rev. Moses.......

Allen, Rev. Beverly.... 448
Alexander . . . . . . . 282
Americus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 641

Americus Female Institute..
American Iron Foundry ..
Amusing incident. . . . . . . . .
Anawaaua's Tomb. . . . . . . . . .
Ancient works in Cass County...

Ancient works in Coweta County. -
Ancient works in Early County... 4:25
Andrew, James O., Bishop .. . 575
Andrew. IIerbert......... 57s
Appling County. . 259
Apping. . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Appling. Colonel Daniel... . 419
Approval of Colonial Seal . . 1S2
Arield, Rev. W. ............... . 589
Arrival of Colonists at Charlestown 3.19
A-sociation of Deputies......... 58
Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Atlanta Tanning Company. . 422
Atlanta Machine Shop..... 422

Attapulgus...
Athens . . . . . . . . .
Athens Manufact
Aurosta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Augusta, unsuccessful attempt to retake..

Anzusta Manufacturing Company....... t,0s

Au-rusta, Siege and Surrender o 609 aria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542

Baden, N. H........................... ... ... 494

Bainbridze. . . . . .

Bacon. Mr. M. F.

Baker County.

Baker, Benjamin....
Baker. Colonel John ....
Baker. Colonel William ...

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Berrien, Hon. John M. .............. Bess, a Negro, interesting account of . Bibb County . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... - - -

Blackburn, General Samuel
Black-hear, General David .
Blairsvilio
Blakely . .
Bolzius, Hey.
Bolzius, --
Bonaventure
Bonner, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bosom worth, Rev. Thomas....
Bosom worth, Mrs. Mary
Bothwell, l:ev. David E..
Boykin, Dr. Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bowles, General William Augustus.
Brazz. Rev. Seneca G......
Branham, Dr. H.......
Brantley, Amos....
Brewton's llil...
Bridge at Augusta
Broken Arrow.
Broomtown .. -
Brother ville . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Browne, Colonel Thomas.
Browne, bravery of Mrs.
Brown, Tarlton..........
Brownson, Governor N.
Brunswick . . . . . - - - - - - -
Bryan County. . . . . . . . .
Bryan, Hon. Jonathan..
Buena Vista ........
Buffalo Fish Town
Bulloch County. . . . . . . . . .
Bulloch. Governor Archibald.
Burke o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Burke Jail, skirmish at .. -
Burnett, Captain John.....................

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