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March 13, 1756 Earl of Loudoun appointed commander-in-chief of his majesty's forces in America.
March 29, 1756 Royal governor John Reynolds writes to the British Board of Trade and charges Georgia assembly "greedy for power," incompetent and unfaithful.
April 6, 1756 Charges are brought by Georgia General Assembly to Lord Halifax about royal governor John Reynolds. William Little, his secretary, was handling administration of the colony and not Reynolds. Little, a friend of Reynolds from the Royal Navy, changed the voting of the house to show that a bill which was approved by the Georgia legislature had been voted down.
May 17, 1756 England declares war on France beginning the French and Indian War
August 3, 1756 Royal order issued for Governor Reynolds to return to England and answer for his conduct
November 17, 1756 Governor Reynolds reads a communique from Earl of Loudoun announcing the defeat of the English fleet at Oswego (N. Y.) . Georgia is advised to prepare for invasion from the nearby French during the French and Indian War.
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