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January 19, 1816 Bank of the State of Georgia is incorporated
February 9, 1816 Cherokee delegation arrives at Washington D. C. to meet President Madison and negotiate a land dispute. They are greeted by an Executive Mansion in ruins (it was not called the White House at this time) and a city destroyed by the British.
March 22, 1816 Cherokee sign two treaties with the United States, ceding South Carolina for $5,000 and establishing Cherokee claim to almost all the currently held land.
June 6, 1816 Benjamin Hawkins dies, Crawford County, Georgia
  Crawford County, Georgia
  Benjamin Hawkins
July 27, 1816 American troops under the command of Georgian Lt. Colonel Duncan L. Clinch destroy "The Negro Fort" on the Appalachicola River. Clinch, who commanded a combined force of U. S. soldiers, Georgia militia and Creek Indians fired on the fort with "hot shot," striking the magazine and killing 270 of the runaway slaves who occupied the fort. This incident is frequently cited as precipitating the First Seminole War. In 1818 General Jackson ordered Lt. James Gadsden to build a fort on the site of the "Negro Fort". Today the site is a Florida State Park known by that name.
September 6, 1816 Francis S. Bartow, for whom Bartow County was named, born, Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
October 22, 1816 William H. Crawford begins his term as the 7th Treasury Secretary
November 9, 1816 W. W. Bibb resigns his Georgia Senate seat to become the only territorial governor of Alabama.
  William Wyatt Bibb
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