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January 9, 1786 Edward Telfair begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
February 3, 1786 Greene County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Nathanael Greene
  Greene County, Georgia
February 13, 1786 First board meeting for University of Georgia. Abramham Baldwin selected as president
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Abraham Baldwin
May 6, 1786 A group of runaway slaves, reportedly trained by the British, is discovered by Lieutenant Colonel Howell at Bear Creek near Zubley's Ferry. James Gunn had been ordered to break up the group. Gunn ordered 14 cavalrymen to advance on a weak breastworks constructed by the runaways. When the slaves saw the soldiers advancing they ran, Troops advanced, following them into the woods and killing almost all 150 men.
  James Gunn
June 19, 1786 Gen. Nathaniel Greene dies of a stroke at his Mulberry Grove plantation. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne was at his bedside.
  Nathanael Greene
  'Mad' Anthony Wayne
August 27, 1786 Following the uprising of the Creek, Governor Telfair contacts Governor Sevier of Franklin to propose that Georgia and Tennessee march against the Creek at the same time.
  Creek Indians
December 15, 1786 William Schley born, Fredrick, Maryland
  William Schley
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