Anti-British sentiments began to rise in Georgia after the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765. Articles from the Georgia Gazette offer a unique window into Savannah during the Stamp Act troubles. The issue published on November 14, 1765, includes reports of reactions to the Stamp Act in other colonies and includes two proclamations by Gov. James Wright. The first proclamation includes examples of letters from Whigs threatening whoever takes office as stamp act master for Georgia. The second proclamation warns against rioting and protests in the colony.
First two pages from The Georgia Gazette, Thursday, November 14, 1765. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.