List of Members Who Supported or Opposed the Yazoo Bill

Found in the James Jackson Papers of the Georgia Historical Society, this document contains a list of Georgia legislatures who were guessed to support or deny the “Yazoo Bill.” Presumably, the list is talking about the 1796 Rescinding Act which overturned the 1795 Yazoo Act. James Jackson (1757-1806) was born in Devonshire, England. He fought for Georgia during the Revolutionary War, after which he became a member of the Georgia legislature. A member of the U.S. Senate since 1793, he left this position after the Yazoo fraud of 1795 and returned to Georgia’s state legislature and organized an anti-Yazoo campaign.

List of the members [of the state legislature] who were supposed would be opposed or who would advocate the Yazoo Bill.” From the James Jackson Papers, MS 422. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.

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