|Earliest Colonists Under the Conduct of Mr. Oglethorpe---His Eminent Fitness for the Position of Founder of the Contemplated Plantation---Arrival at Charles-Town, and at Beaufort-Town---Selection of Yamacraw Bluff as the Site for Primal Settlement---Description of the Locality---Tomo-chi-chi, and Oglethorpe's First Interview with him and his Tribe---The Colonists Entertained at Beaufort-Town---Their Arrival and Location at Savannah||17|
|Early Labors of the Colonists at Savannah---Oglethorpe's Letters to the Trustees---Generous Aid Extended by the Authorities of South Carolina, and Private Benefactions from her Inhabitants---Mutual Dependence of the Two Plantations---Description of Savannah Furnished by Gentlemen from South Carolina---Mr. Oglethorpe's Visit to Charles-Town||22|
|Original Cession of Territory from the Crown to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia---Importance of an Early and Amicable Extinguishment of the Indian Title to the Granted Lands---Oglethorpe's Pacific Policy Toward the Red Men---Tomo-chi-chi, his Character and Influence---Treaty with the Creeks---Articles of Friendship and Commerce||30|
|Arrival of the Ship James---Fort Argyle Built and Garrisoned---The Villages of High-Gate and Hampstead Located and Peopled---Forts at Thunderbolt and on Skidoway Island---Joseph's Town---Abercorn---Irene---The Horse Quarter---Early Plantations---Manchecolas Forst at Skidoway Narrows---Tybee Lighthouse---Plan of Savannah---Names of its Squares, Streets, Wards, and Tithings---Arrival of Hebrew Immigrants---Deed Showing First Allotment of Town Lots, Garden Lots, and Farms in Savannah, and Containing the Names of the Original Grantees||44|
|Mr. Oglethorpe Visits the Southern Confines of the Province---Arrival of the Saltzburgers and their Location at Ebenezer---Baron Von Reck's Impressions of Savannah---Oglethorpe Visits England, and is Accompanied by Tomo-chi-chi and Other Indians---Influence of this Visit Upon the Native Population---Acts Passed Prohibiting the Introduction of Rum and Negro Slaves---Silk Culture---Arrival of the Moravians and of the Highlanders---Settlements at Darien, at Frederica, and at New Ebenezer---Progress of Colonization---Beacon on Tybee Island---Francis Moore's Description of Savannah||61|
|The Brothers, John and Charles Wesley, in Georgia||76|
|Causton's Defalcation---Depressed Financial Condition of the Province---Industries of the Colonists at Savannah---Composition of Disagreements with the South Carolina Indian Traders, and with the Creeks---Petition from the Bailiffs and Inhabitants of Savannah for an Enlargement of Land Tenures, and for the Introduction of Negro Slaves---Opposition on the Part of General Oglethorpe---Malcontents at Savannah||99|
|General Oglethorpe's addresses the Citizens of Savannah---Military Strength of the Town in 1739---Death and Burial of Tomo-chi-chi---A Monument should be Erected to his Memory---General Oglethorpe Returns to England---Colonel William Stephens Designated as President of the Colony---Disappointment Experienced in all Efforts to Promote Silk Culture and the Growth of the Vine||115|
|Mary and Thomas Bosomworth---Hostile Demonstration by the Creek Indians, in Savannah, in Support of Mary Bosomworth's Pretensions---Settlement of her Claim||122|
|Rev. George Whitefield---Bethesda Orphan House---Hon. James Habersham---Scheme to Convert the Bethesda Orphan House into a "Seminary of Literature and Academical Learning"---Death of Mr. Whitefield---His Will---Lady Huntington||130|
|Georgia Divided into Two Counties---Colonel William Stephens Appointed President---His Death at Bewlie---Mr. Parker Succeeds to his Office---Negro Slavery and the Importation of Spiritous Liquors Permitted---Land Tenures Enlarged---Commercial House of Harris & Habersham---First Provincial Assembly---Qualification for Membership---First General Muster---The Trustees Surrender their Charter---Patrick Graham Succeeds Mr. Parker as President of the Colony.||140|
|Captain John Reynolds, the first Royal Governor of Georgia---His Report upon the Condition of the Province, and of Savannah in 1754---Recommends the Removal of the Seat of Government to Hardwicke---Courts Established in Savannah---Population and Military Strength of the Province---Governor Reynold's Representation for the Defense of Savannah---Governor Henry Ellis---His Admirable Administration of Public Affairs---Georgia Divided into Parishes---Christ Church---Act Favoring the Erection of Churches in Sympathy with the Tenets of the Established Church of England---Legislation with Regard to Savannah---Conference with the Creek Indians---Heat in Savannah---Retirement of Governor Ellis.||152|
|Governor James Wright---His Admirable Qualifications for Office---Population and Military Strenth of the Province---Occupations of the Colonists---Condition of Savannah---Fortifications of the Town---Construction of its Wharves---Health of Savannah---Four Additional Parishes Created---Improvement in the Condition of Affairs---Representation in the Provincial Assembly---Improper Conduct of Chief Justice Grover.||169|
|Stamp Act of 1765---Profound Impression Created in Savannah---Convention of the 2nd of September---Governor Wright's Letters of the 31st of January and the 7th of February, 1776---Declaration of Rights---Stamps Issued in Savannah---Joy upon the Repeal of the Act||176|
|Marked Improvement in the Condition of the Province---Silk-Culture---Convention of the 3d of September, 1768---Benjamin Franklin Appointed the Agent of Georgia---Meeting of Savannah Merchants on the 16th of September, 1769---Patriotic Resolutions Adopted in Savannah---Non-Importation Agreement---Suspension of the Hon. Jonathan Bryan as a Member of Council---Revolutionary Temper of the Lower House of Assembly---Dr. Noble Wymberly Jones---Governor Wright Visits England---The Hon. James Habersham Governor of Georgia During his Absence.||186|
|The Eighth Provincial Assembly Dissolved by Governor Habersham---Governor Wright Complimented with a Baronetcy---Convention of the 20th of October, 1773---Effect Produced in Savannah by the Passage of the Boston Port Bill---Meeting of Leading Citizens at Tondee's Tavern on the 27th of July, 1774.---Governor Wright Alarmed at the Revolutionary Movements---Admirable Resolutions of the 10th of August, 1774---Division of Political Sentiment in Georgia---The Georgia Gazette---Protests from Several Parishes---Parish of St. John---Meeting of the 8th of December, 1774---Provincial Congress of January 18, 1775---Independent Action of St. John's Parish---Dr. Lyman Hall---Embarrassing Position of Governor Wright||195|
|News of the Affairs at Lexington and Concord---The Powder Magazine in Savannah Broken Open and much of the Powder Removed by the Liberty Boys---The King's Cannon Dismounted---First Liberty Pole in Savannah---Meeting of the 22d of June---Mob-Law---Capture of Captain Maitland's Powder Ship---Memorable Provincial Congress of July 4, 1775---Delegates Appointed to the Continental Congress---Article of Association---Council of Safety---The Militia Purged of its Loyal Element---Pitiable Plight of Governor Wright---Battalion Raised and Officered on the Continental Establishmentm||210|
|Arrest of Governor Wright by Major Habersham---His Subsequent Escape to the Scarborough---His Communications to the Members of Council still in Savannah---Provincial Congress of January 22, 1776---Provisional Constitution of April, 1776---President Archibald Bulloch---First Passage at Arms in Georgia Between the Revolutionists and the King's Forces---Conduct and Resolutions of the Council of Safety---Affair on Tybee Island---Military Assistance from South Carolina||219|
|Promulgation, in Savannah, of the Declaration of Independence---King George III Interred in Effigy---General Charles Lee Plans an Expedition Against East Florida---Constitution of 1777---Military and Political Events---The Theater of War Transferred to the Southern Department---Reduction of Savannah Resolved upon---Invasion of Georgia by Colonels Fuser and Prevost---Successful Defense of Sunbury by Colonel John McIntosh---Colonel Campbell's Advance upon and Capture of Savannah in December, 1778---Details of the Affair---Losses Sustained by the Rebels||233|
|Proclamations of Colonels Innis and Campbell, and Admiral Parker---Return of Governor Wright---Divided Government in Georgia---The French Alliance---Count d' Estaing---Preparations by the Allied Army to Dislodge the English from Savannah---Siege of Savannah in September and October, 1779||248|
|The Siege of Savannah Continued---Assault of the 9th of October, 1779---Repulse of the Allied Army---Count Pulaski---Estimate of Forces Engaged and of Losses Sustained---Names of the Killed and Wounded---Lieutenant Lloyd---Sergeant Jasper---Siege Raised---Departure of the French and Americans---War Vessels Composing the French Fleet---General Lincoln's Letter to Congress---Count d' Estaing---Death of Colonel Maitland---Pitiable Condition of the Sea Coast of Georgia||274|
|Deplorable Plight of the Rebel Inhabitants of Savannah---Damaged Condition of the Town---Proclamation of Governor Wright---Legislation by the Royalist Assembly---Governor Wright's Representation with Regard to Savannah and its Fortifications---Fall of Augusta---Colonels Twiggs and Jackson Move Forward for the Investment of Savannah---General Anthony Wayne Detached by General Green to Reinstate the Authority of the Union within the Limits of Georgia---Retaliatory Measures of General Alured Clarke---Military Operations of Colonel Jackson and General Wayne---Negotiations for the Surrender of Savannah---The Town Evacuated by the King's Servants---Savannah Again in the Possession of the Revolutionists---Legislative Proceedings in Savannah---Colonel Jackson, and Generals Wayne and Green Complimented---Losses Sustained by Georgia During the Revolutionary War||295|
|Early Legislation Affecting Savannah---The Town Divided into Wards---Incorporated into a City---Condition of the Place in 1782---Longevity of the Inhabitants---Formation of the Chatham Artillery---Ceremonies Observed upon the Sepulture of General Nathanael Greene---Death and Burial of General Samuel Elbert---Demise of the Hon. Jonathan Bryan---Cultivation of Cotton and Rice---Health of Savannah||309|
|General Washington's Visit to Savannah, and the Ceremonies Observed on that Occasion---Georgia Society of the Order of the Cincinnati---Severe Fire of 1796---Fourth of July Celebrations---Death of Major John Habersham---Concluding Observations||321|
|Visit of Aaron Burr---Severe Storm in 1804---First City Seal---War of 1812---Plans for Defending the City---Rejoicing Over Naval Victories---Reception to President Monroe---Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820---Tour of General Lafayette---His Reception in Savannah---Building of Fort Pulaski---Death of Ex-President Jackson---Mexican War---Death of Colonel McIntosh---Visit of Ex-President Polk---Death of President Taylor---Reception to Ex-President Fillmore---Yellow Fever Epidemic---Destructive Gale in September, 1854||330|
THE WAR PERIOD.
|Exciting Event in 1860---Secesson of South Carolina---Rejoicing in Savannah---Call for a State Convention---Governor Brown's Order---Seizure of Fort Pulaski---State Convention in Savannah---Unfurling of the Confederate Flag---Departure of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry---Death of General Bartow---Defenses of Savannah---General Lee in Savannah---Attack on Fort Pulaski---Surrender of the Garrison---Naval Assault on Fort McAllister---Sherman's March from Atlanta---Proclamation by the Mayor---The Federal Army before Savannah---Fort McAllister Attacked by a Land Force---Graphic Account of the Assault and its Capture---Plans for Evacuating the City---General Sherman's Demand for the Surrender of Savannah---Evacuation of the City---How the City was Surrendered---General Sherman's Order---Confiscation of Cotton---Destructive Fire of January, 1865---Return of Peace and Prosperity||356|
HISTORY OF THE MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS OF SAVANNAH.
|Growth of Military Ideas---Chatham Artillery---Savannah Volunteer Guards---First Volunteer Regiment of Georgia---Georgia Hussars---Colored Military Companies||388|
THE BENCH AND BAR.
|History of the Bench and Bar||417|
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF SAVANNAH.
|Sketches of some of the Most Prominent Physicians of Savannah, Past and Present---Medical Colleges---Georgia Medical Society||436|
|Commerce and Manufactures||457|
RAILROADS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS OF SAVANNAH.
|Central Railroad and Banking Company---History of its Organization and Growth---Ocean Steamship Company---Savannah, Florida and Western Railway---Savannah and Tybee Railroad---Central Railroad Bank---Merchants' National Bank---Savannah Bank and Trust Company---Southern Bank of the State of Georgia---National Bank of Savannah---The Oglethorpe Savings and Trust Company---Citizens' Bank---Title Guarantee and Loan Company---Building and Loan Associations||479|
CHURCHES OF SAVANNAH.
|First Religious Instructors---Careers of the Wesleys in Savannah---Work of George Whitefield---Christ Church---St. John's Church---Congregation Mickva Israel---B'nai B'reth Jacob Synagogue---Lutheran Church---Independent Presbyterian---First Presbyterian---Methodist Churches---Baptist Churches---Roman Catholic Churches---Colored Churches||492|
|History of Journalism||516|
LITERARY, ART AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS AND SPECIAL FEATURES OF ATTRACTION.
|Georgia Historical Society---Catholic Library Association---Telfair Academy, Arts and Sciences---Savannah Parks and Suburban Attractions---Forsyth Park---Parade Ground---Beaulieu---Tybee Island---Thunderbolt---Isle of Hope---Jasper Springs---Daufuskie Island---Bonaventure---Laurel Grove Cemetery---Cathedral Cemetery---Greene, Confederate, Gordon and Jasper Monuments||527|
|Benevolent Organizations and Hospitals---Social and Secret Societies||545|
|Ballantyne, Thomas||facing page 464|||||Lovell, Edward||facing page 176|
|Dorsett, Charles Henry||facing page 536|||||McDonough, John J.||facing page 640|
|du Bignon, Fleming G.||facing page 432|||||McMahon, Captain John||facing page 348|
|Duncan, William, M. D.||facing page 450|||||Meldrim, Peter W.||facing page 256|
|Estill, Col. John H.||facing page 518|||||Mercer, George A.||facing page 136|
|Flannery, John||facing page 216|||||Olmstead, Charles H.||facing page 366|
|Guckenheimer, Simon||facing page 320|||||Purse, Daniel G.||facing page 488|
|Hartridge, Alfred Lamar||facing page 564|||||Screven, John||facing page 400|
|Jones, Col. Charles C.||facing page 56|||||Thomas, Daniel R.||facing page 594|
|Lawton, Gen. Alex. R.||facing page 96|||||Young, John R.||facing page 288|
|Lester, Daniel B.||facing page 610||||
|Ballantyne, Thomas||608|||||Lovell, Edward||618|
|Dorsett, Charles Henry||615|||||McDonough, John J.||640|
|du Bignon, Fleming G.||603|||||McMahon, Captain John||570|
|Duncan, William, M. D.||613|||||Meldrim, Peter W.||612|
|Estill, Col. John H.||562|||||Mercer, George A.||567|
|Flannery, John||596|||||Olmstead, Charles H.||620|
|Guckenheimer, Simon||630|||||Purse, Daniel G.||634|
|Hartridge, Alfred Lamar||565|||||Screven, John||622|
|Jones, Col. Charles C.||585|||||Thomas, Daniel R.||594|
|Lawton, Gen. Alex. R.||575|||||Young, John R.||629|
|Lester, Daniel B.||610||||
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