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January 15, 1849 Democrat John C. Calhoun, who had tried to unite the South across party lines with his Southern Address runs headlong into the Whigs headed by Alexander Stephens and John Clayton. They wanted the proposal tabled, finally resigning when it wasn't.
  Henry Clay
  Alexander Stephens
  John C. Calhoun
March 8, 1849 George Walker Crawford becomes Secretary of War for Zachery Taylor
April 16, 1849 A late season freeze destroys the cotton crop through much of Georgia
May 1, 1849 Telegraph connects Macon and Atlanta
  Atlanta, Georgia (through 1900)
  City of Macon, Georgia
November 27, 1849 Duncan Lamont Clinch dies, Macon, Georgia
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Duncan L. (Lamont) Clinch
November 28, 1849 The four corners of the lot containing the Gwinnett County Courthouse are deeded to lawyers for building a fence around the courthouse. Among those receiving land is Charles H. Smith, better known to Georgians (and Americans) as Bill Arp
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 22, 1849 Howell Cobb is elected Speaker of the House
  Howell Cobb
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