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Governor - Executive Dept. - Governor's Order Books

Identifier: 001-01-002

Scope and Contents

This series contains executive orders issued by the Governors of Georgia. This series covers only the years 1875-1902, when most of these orders were recorded in letterpress copybooks.

Subjects of executive orders include: (1) requisitioning the return of captured fugitive criminals to the state and appointing agents to escort them to Georgia; (2) requisitioning the return of fugitive criminals from other states to their respective home states; (3) creating new militia districts; (4) certifying the results of elections and referendums; (5) appointing and commissioning state, county and local officials; (6) directing the Secretary of state to offer rewards for information relative to crimes; (7) establishing offices of state agencies in various counties; (8) issuing executive warrants to the State Treasurer; (9) rendering decisions on contested elections; (10) pardoning convicted criminals; (11) correcting mistakes in the official papers of state officers; (12) announcing special elections; (13) leasing state property; (14) explanations for vetoing legislation; (15) proclaiming state holidays; (16) designating certain banks depositories for state funds; (17) establishing changes in county governments.


  • Created: 1875-1902


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Arrangement Note

The executive orders are recorded in rough chronological order by date of order.

Related Materials

These orders are often duplicated in the more extensive Executive Minute Books, RGSGSERIES 1-1-3.

Governor - Executive Dept. - Governor's Order Books
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