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Georgia's Trustee and Royal Colony Periods

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Zoe' Harris

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" Not For Us, But For Others."
Mad, is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals.

Georgia's Royal Colony Period
More About Georgia's Royal Colony
More About GA's Trustees
-Royal Georgia refers to the period between the END of Trustee governance of Georgia and the colony's declaration of independence at the beginning of the American Revolution
-The province was administered by the King of England. (King George II)
-John Reynolds introduced the idea of self-government
-A bicameral legislature was set up to represent the eight parishes of the colony.
Lower House- The Common House of Assembly
Upper House- The Governor's Council

-Complaints from Georgians forced John Reynolds out of office in 1756.
-Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, was elected and served only 3 years. (1757-1760)
- Ellis was forced to leave office due to ill health
-James Wright, the third and final Royal Governor, was elected as governor in 1760.
-Wright was probably the best Royal Governor Georgia had.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Georgia's Trustee Period

By: Zoe' Harris and Tykeya Gray
-The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony.
-The charter created a corporate body called a Trust and provided for an unspecified number of Trustees who would govern the colony from England.
-Seventy-one men served as Trustees during the life of the Trust.
-Trustees were forbidden by the charter from holding office orland in Georgia, nor were they paid.
- Presumably, their motives for serving were humanitarian.
-The most active members of the Trust, attendance at council, corporation, or committee meetings,
-Other Trustees contributed according to their abilities.
Georgia's Trustee and Royal Colony Periods
-In March 1750 the Trustees called upon Georgians to elect delegates to the first representative assembly but cautioned them only to advise the Trustees, not to legislate.

-In 2009 the Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the governor's office, created an awards program called the Georgia Trustees, which honors "Georgians whose accomplishments and community service reflect the highest ideals of the founding body of Trustees, which governed the colony from 1732 to 1752."
- King George II
-Rules concerning landownership, rum, and slavery
were relaxed or ended during the twilight of the Trustee Period and the colony of Georgia profoundly changed during the Royal Period.
- The Trustees frustrated with the lack of economic and social success of the colony, returned the colony to the king; on year before the expiration of the Charter of 1732.
-Upon recieving the colony King George II appointed Naval Officer John Reynolds as the first Royal Governor of Georgia in 1754.
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