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January 7, 1789 George Walton begins term as governor
  George Walton
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
March 4, 1789 James Gunn and William Few begin service as Georgia's first U. S. Senators. Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson and George Mathews begin service in the U. S. House of Representatives.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  William Few
  James Jackson
April 3, 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first chief executive of the United States. Georgians Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson, and James Gunn are in attendance.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  George Washington
April 11, 1789 Ignatius Alphohso Few, son of William Few and founder of Emory University, is born, Columbia County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  William Few
  Ignatius Few
May 4, 1789 State convention approves a new constitution for the state and orders that it become law in October, 1790.
September 24, 1789 The Judiciary Act of 1789 organizes the state of Georgia as a single judicial district.
November 3, 1789 First General Assembly held in Georgia under the new state constitution
November 9, 1789 Edward Telfair begins term as governor
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
November 20, 1789 The Virginia Yazoo Company (headed by Patrick Henry), the Tennesse Company and the Carolina Company apply for land grants from the state of Georgia
  Yazoo Land Fraud
December 10, 1789 William Pierce, who represented the state of Georgia at the Constitutional Convention, dies bankrupt in Savannah, Georgia
  William Pierce
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
December 21, 1789 First Yazoo Land Act becomes law granting 5,000,000 acres of vacant land to three companies
  Yazoo Land Fraud
December 21, 1789 The Georgia Assembly, unsuccessful in dealing with the headright issue, agrees to sell land to the South Carolina Yazoo Company, The Virginia Yazoo Company and the Tennessee Yazoo Land Company. The deal, selling some 20 million acres falls through when the companies try to pay with near worthless specie
  Georgia headright grants
December 21, 1789 Grants to speculative land companies (The South Carolina Yazoo Company, The Virginia Yazoo Company, and the Tennessee Company) are made by Governor Edward Telfair. These would later fall apart over disagreement of the currency to be used to pay for the land. Patrick Henry is a member of the Virginia Yazoo Company.
December 23, 1789 Savannah incorporates
  City of Savannah, Georgia
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