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“Who Was A Citizen?” Historical Problem, 8: A Solution

[NOTE:  This is the final installment in the long-running “historical problem” aimed at identifying the author of Cursory Remarks on Men and Measures in Georgia, by “A Citizen,” which was published in Savannah in 1784. “A Citizen” first appeared on the … Continue reading

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The “Brutus Letters” (1784)–and a Note on Purchasers of Confiscated Property: Historical Problem, 3

[NOTE:  Beginning in the summer of 1784, Chief Justice George Walton, apparently with aid from his Revolutionary associate, Richard Howley, launched a series of letters in the Georgia Gazette attacking the administration of Governor John Houstoun for being, essentially, “soft on Tories.”  … Continue reading

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Historical Problem: Who Was “A Citizen”? (Georgia,1783-1788)–Part 1: Introduction

  One thing that made historical research bearable, even fun for me at times,  was how I ran into interesting characters during my studies in Georgia history, people about whom I wished to learn more; began storing references to their activities; and, … Continue reading

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Meanings of “Liberty” During the American Revolution (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 19 )

[NOTE:  During the years of the American Revolutionary Bicentennial, when I had just begun to teach at Atlanta’s Finest Prep School (AFPS), I found myself in demand as a speaker, to a modest degree anyhow.  My dissertation had included a … Continue reading

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Georgia and the American Revolution, V: The Divided Whigs of Revolutionary Georgia, 1775-1783 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 16)

[Note: This  is the final post in a series on the American Revolution in Georgia.  For earlier ones–Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV.  A list of suggested readings follows the end of this post.   What follows is the … Continue reading

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