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James Wright
May 8, 1716 James Wright born, London, England
  James Wright
May 13, 1760 James Wright commissioned Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Henry Ellis, well liked, wanted to leave
  James Wright
October 11, 1760 James Wright arrives in Georgia
  James Wright
October 13, 1760 James Wright becomes acting royal governor
  James Wright
October 31, 1760 James Wright becomes royal governor of Georgia
  James Wright
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
March 20, 1761 James Wright officially appointed governor by royal decree
  James Wright
May 4, 1761 Georgia recieves the decree appointing James Wright royal governor.
  James Wright
December 2, 1761 James Wright is instructed to consult with Parliament prior to obtaining "Indian lands."
  James Wright
January 3, 1763 Governor Wright, in a letter to the Earl of Egmont, lays out the reason for which he fired the Chief Justice of Georgia, William Grover. Among the reasons listed: absenteeism, opposing measures for the public good, discourage military discipline, refused to attend a trial; and insubordination.
  James Wright
September 24, 1765 John and William Bartram dine with Royal Governor James Wright
  James Wright
  William Bartram
January 2, 1766 Governor Wright, alone but carrying a single-shot muzzle-loaded pistol, turns back the Sons of Liberty at the gate of the Governor's mansion. They had come to the mansion to protest the Stamp Act.
  James Wright
  Stamp Act
February 1, 1768 Forfeit date for the land granted to Wrightsboro Quakers. They were required to have 10 families to keep the grant. They had 40.
  James Wright
December 6, 1768 Wrightsboro residents petition Gov. James Wright for additional land
  James Wright
December 24, 1768 Royal governor James Wright dissolves the House
  James Wright
July 3, 1769 Governor Wright asks for a leave of absence to return to England to deal with his personal business
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November 2, 1769 Governor Wright granted leave of absence to return to England
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November 15, 1769 Wright refuses to order elections for four newly established parishes along Georgia's southern coast.
  James Wright
February 22, 1770 Royal Governor James Wright dissolves the Lower House because of its refusal to accept the governor's actions as precedent
  James Wright
March 3, 1770 Because of his continued involvement with the radical movement in Georgia, governor Wright suspends Jonathan Bryan from his privy council.
  James Wright
  Bryan County, Georgia
July 10, 1771 Governor Wright begins an extended leave of absence
  James Wright
July 13, 1771 James Habersham take oath of office. He will discharge the duties of Governor until Wright's return
  James Wright
December 6, 1772 James Wright made a baronet for his accomplishments as Royal Governor of Georgia
  James Wright
February 15, 1773 Wright returns to Georgia and resumes duties as royal governor
  James Wright
June 1, 1773 Royal Governor James Wright and British Indian Agent John Stuart conclude a meeting to resolve boundary disputes with the Treaty of Augusta, which ceded some 675,000 acres from the Creek Nation to the state of Georgia.
  James Wright
  Creek Indians
  Taliaferro County, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
June 11, 1773 Royal governor James Wright issues a proclamation describing land recently ceded by the Creek Indians, encouraging farmers and artisans to settle with their families.
  James Wright
  Creek Indians
March 31, 1774 Head Turkey, a Creek on the way to Savannah to negotiate a peace treaty is murdered near Augusta by Thomas Fee. Fee would later escape jail, but Royal governor Wright's offer of a $100 reward appeases the Creek
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  Creek Indians
August 5, 1774 Governor Wright, having learned of the meeting at Tondee's Tavern, issues an order to prevent a second meeting already scheduled. The order is ignored by the radicals
  James Wright
June 6, 1775 George Galphin is paid for debts covered by treaty of 1773 with the Creek Indians. Galphin, a radical of note, had been refused money owed to him by the state of Georgia. Georgia had sold the land ceded by the Creek in 1773 to settlers for 1.25 dollars per acre. From the sum accumulated, the debts of the traders were to be paid, including the debts owed to Galphin. Wright knew Galphin was a radical and as such refused to pay him. Finally, Galphin demanded an audit of his claims and payment, which occurred on this date.
  James Wright
June 9, 1775 Governor Wright requests the right to leave the colony the following Spring
  James Wright
August 8, 1775 Council of Safety requests that the election of officers by the militia be put into effect. Wright refuses.
  James Wright
January 18, 1776 James Wright, John Mullryne, Josiah Tatnall and Anthony Stokes are ordered to be arrested, their associates disarmed. Wright is arrested the same day by Major Joseph Habersham.
  James Wright
February 11, 1776 Royal Governor James Wright, who had been placed under house arrest in January, flees the Governor's mansion in Savannah. He remains with the British Fleet, then anchored off the coast near the Savannah River
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
February 13, 1776 Gov. Wright requests provisioning for the troops aboard the British ships at Tybee, promising the troops will not attack if provisioned
  James Wright
March 4, 1779 English Lt. Colonel James Mark Prevost appointed acting governor of Georgia, to serve until the arrival of James Wright
  James Wright
July 22, 1779 James Wright returns as royal governor of Georgia
  James Wright
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
  Georgia and the American Revolution
June 14, 1782 Royal Governor James Wright receives orders to abandon Savannah, which he does a week later.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  James Wright
June 14, 1782 Royal Governor James Wright receives orders to abandon Savannah, which he does a week later.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Wright
  James Wright
November 20, 1785 James Wright dies, Westminster, England
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