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January 6, 1785 Samuel Elbert begins term as governor
  Samuel Elbert
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
January 27, 1785 University of Georgia incorporated by the General Assembly. It is the first state-supported higher education institute in the United States
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
February 22, 1785 The General Assembly addresses the headright issues with a new act establishing a set procedure for granting headright land by delegating the authority to grant land to land courts in each county
  Georgia headright grants
February 22, 1785 Last meeting of the Georgia Legislature in Savannah. Augusta would become the next state capital
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
May 10, 1785 Josiah Tattnall, Jr. purchases his father's plantation (Bonaventure) from John Habersham. Josiah, Sr. lost the plantation when it was seized by colonists under the Treason and Confiscation Act of 1778.
June 1, 1785 Oglethorpe meets John Adams, first minister to the Court of St. James
  James Oglethorpe
June 30, 1785 James Oglethorpe dies, Cranham Hall, County Essex, England
  James Oglethorpe
November 12, 1785 Known as the Treaty of Galphinton, this treaty, signed with the Creek Indians shortly before the Treaty of Hopewell, acknowledged the boundaries of earlier treaties.
  Creek Indians
  Charlton County, Georgia
November 20, 1785 James Wright dies, Westminster, England
  James Wright
November 28, 1785 Treaty of Hopewell is signed.
  Hopewell Treaty
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