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January 2, 1795 Amended version of the Yazoo Act passed by the Georgia House
  Yazoo Land Fraud
January 3, 1795 Amended version of the Yazoo Act passed by the Georgia Senate
  Yazoo Land Fraud
January 7, 1795 Governor George Mathews signs into law a bill that agrees to sell almost 40 million acres to speculators at the starting the Yazoo Land Fraud. This corrupt deal led to the downfall of many popular politicians of the day.
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Georgia headright grants
  James Gunn
January 13, 1795 Land is deeded to The Georgia Company, The Georgia-Mississippi Company, The Tennessee Company and the Upper Mississippi Company under the corrupt Yazoo Act. Georgia Governor George Mathews signs the deed.
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Fletcher v. Peck
February 7, 1795 Ratification of the 11th Amendment is complete.
  Chisholm v. Georgia
February 17, 1795 President George Washington, speaking about the Yazoo Land Act states "...These acts embrace an object of such magnitude and in their consequences may so deeply affect the peace and welfare of the United States..."
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  George Washington
February 23, 1795 The U. S. Congress denounces the Yazoo Land Act
  Yazoo Land Fraud
August 7, 1795 Treaty of New York
  Treaty of New York
August 22, 1795 During the Yazoo Land Fraud, James Gunn, Mathew M'Allister, George Walker, Zachariah Cox, Jacob Walburger, William Longstreet and Wade Hampton, by deed, convey a portion of the Georgia Company's land to James Greenleaf. Greenleaf's later sale of the land results in the landmark U. S. Supreme Court ruling, Fletcher v. Peck.
  James Gunn
  Yazoo Land Fraud
  Fletcher v. Peck
October 27, 1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo or Pinckney's Treaty is signed, The treaty established the northern border of West Florida as being the 31st parallel
December 11, 1795 The Georgia Union Company is added to the Yazoo Act
  Yazoo Land Fraud
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