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January 16, 1774 War breaks out with the Creek over the settlement of recently ceded lands
  Creek Indians
January 17, 1774 Georgia House appoints a "committee of correspondence" to handle communication with the other colonies on matters of interest.
March 2, 1774 Georgia's lower house passes a resolution reappointing Benjamin Franklin as colonial agent.
  Benjamin Franklin
March 24, 1774 Britain passes the "Intolerable Acts."
  Intolerable Acts
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
May 2, 1774 Wanting to return to Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin turns over the job of Georgia's colonial agent to Grey Elliot.
  Benjamin Franklin
July 14, 1774 The Georgia Gazette publishes an invitation to a meeting at the "liberty pole" at Tondee's Tavern signed by George Walton, John Houstoun, Noble W. Jones and Archibald Bulloch
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  George Walton
July 24, 1774 Meeting at Tondee's Tavern to organize Georgia for the rebellion.
  John Houstoun, Patriot
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
August 10, 1774 Meeting at Tondee's Tavern to vote on eight resolutions, including calling the Intolerable Acts "contrary to the British constitution." The Radicals did not elect representatives to the First Continental Congress, although the proposal did receive much of the meeting's attention.
September 5, 1774 First Continental Congress convenes with representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies. Only Georgia is absent.
September 9, 1774 The Suffolk Resolves are adopted by at a convention in Milton. Written by Joseph Warren, the Resolves split the members of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia
  Joseph Warren
  Intolerable Acts
September 17, 1774 The Continental Congress endorses the Suffolk Resolves
  Intolerable Acts
October 20, 1774 Peace treaty signed with the Creek, ending hostilities that commenced in January, 1774
  Creek Indians
December 6, 1774 St. John's Parish elects Lyman Hall as its representative to the First Continental Congress. He does not attend because he had not been elected by the provincial congress.
  Lyman Hall
December 6, 1774 St. John's Parish votes to join the Continental Association
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