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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
February 10, 1763 Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War and reduces Georgia's western boundary from the Pacific Ocean to the Mississippi River
April 5, 1763 South Carolina governor Thomas Boone begins to grant Georgia land south of the Altamaha, mostly to speculators but some to wealthy friends.
April 7, 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication
April 23, 1763 An article written by John Wilkes attacks the Earl of Bute (Prime Minister of England).
  John Wilkes
May 30, 1763 The Board of Trade, ruling English authority in the matter, instructs South Carolina governor Thomas Boone to cease granting Georgia land and withdrawing the land he had already granted
August 16, 1763 Thomas Boone received the communiqué from the Board of Trade
October 7, 1763 Following the French and Indian War, King George III declares the boundaries of Georgia and Florida (now in possession of England). This is different from the Proclaimation of 1763.
October 7, 1763 King George III issues the Proclamation of 1763
November 10, 1763 Creek Indians cede coastal land from the Altamaha to the St. Mary's to Georgia.
  Charlton County, Georgia
  Creek Indians
November 16, 1763 John Wilkes is shot in the stomach during a duel.
  John Wilkes
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