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January 8, 1783 Lyman Hall begins term as governor
  Lyman Hall
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 11, 1783 Legislature asks Governor to convene a meeting to demand a cession from the Cherokee
January 30, 1783 First issue of the Gazette of the State of Georgia is published
January 31, 1783 George Walton chosen as Chief Justice, John Martin Treasurer, and John Milton Secretary of State for Georgia
  George Walton
February 4, 1783 Formal cessation of hostilities with the United States by Great Britain, ending the American Revolution
February 17, 1783 Georgia passes a new headright law. This law recognizes the grants made under the 1780 headright law
  Georgia headright grants
May 1, 1783 Word reaches Georgia of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the Revolutionary War
May 31, 1783 In Augusta, the state of Georgia concludes a treaty based on the Long Swamp Treaty, which cedes a large tract of land in present-day north Georgia. Although the treaty ceded significant portions of Cherokee (and disputed Creek) land, it did not come close to meeting the demands of Andrew Pickens and Elijah Clarke, who want all land east of the Chattahoochee River
  Hart County, Georgia
  Stephens County, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
  Franklin County, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
August 13, 1783 Although the name has been in use for a number of years, Charles Town officially becomes Charleston
September 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris is signed in France. Although the treaty is not officially approved until January, 1784, this date is considered by most to be the end of the American Revolution.
October 22, 1783 First of the Georgia headright grants is made.
  Georgia headright grants
November 1, 1783 Creek Indians agree to a land cession of lands in northeast Georgia, claimed by both the Creek and Cherokee Indians
  Creek Indians
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Washington County, Georgia
November 27, 1783 Augustin Smith Clayton born, Fredricksburg, Virgina
  Augustin Smith Clayton
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