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March 4, 1817 Joel Abbott begins term in U. S. House of Representatives
March 4, 1817 William Rabun begins term as governor of Georgia
  William Rabun
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
March 5, 1817 Daniel Appling dies
  Daniel Appling
July 8, 1817 Signed at Cherokee Agency (Rattlesanke Springs) in the Cherokee Nation. Near present-day Sweetwater, TN, the Treaty of Cherokee Agency ceded land in northeast Georgia
July 31, 1817 Philip Cook born, Twiggs County, Georgia
  Philip Cook, CSA
  Twiggs County, Georgia
August 15, 1817 Peter Early dies, Scull Shoals, Georgia
  Peter Early
August 17, 1817 Andrew Pickens dies, Tomassee, South Carolina
  Andrew Pickens
December 8, 1817 John Calhoun accepts position in James Monroe's cabinet as Secretary of War.
  John C. Calhoun
December 16, 1817 Georgia defines its common boundary with Tennessee and creates the Georgia Boundary Commission consisting of Thomas Stocks, Commissioner; James Camak, Mathematician; and Hugh Montgomery, Surveyor.
  Georgia State Line
December 26, 1817 John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, orders General Andrew Jackson, in command of American forces in the Southeast, to cross into Florida (then claimed by Spain) to protect Georgia settlers from the Seminole Indians.
  John C. Calhoun
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