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    [State of Georgia]. Three Documents Related to the Move of the State Capital to Atlanta. Milledgeville, Georgia, had served as the state capital from 1804 until shortly after the Civil War in 1868, when it was decided the capital would relocate to the booming city of Atlanta, seen as the embodiment of the "New South." This lot includes: [George Meade] General Orders No. 91 Secretarially Signed "Geo. Meade." One page, 5" x 8", Atlanta, June 28, 1868, regarding the relief of Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Ruger as provisional governor of Georgia and the appointment of Rufus B. Bullock, the governor-elect, to assume the position beginning July 4, 1868. Meade was in command of the Third Military District during the early years of Reconstruction. Smoothed folds. [and:] Autograph Letter Signed by the City Council of Atlanta. Two integral pages, 7.75" x 9.75', Atlanta, June 27,1868, to George G. Meade requesting to have the furniture located in the State House of the old capital of Milledgeville moved to the new capital at Atlanta for the inaugural meeting of the legislature. In part: "By order of Gov. Bullock, the legislature will assemble here on Saturday next the 4th prox. On the part of the City Council of Atlanta, we take pleasure in reporting to you that the City Hall has been remodeled in its interior arrangements, and other preparations have been made, that will afford ample accommodation to the General Assembly and State Officers. The only thing now lacking...is the necessary furniture...To meet this necessity, we propose to have the furniture now in the State House at Milledgeville, brought here...and if brought here will save us the expense of purchasing new furniture for the purpose." Not having the authority to remove the furniture, they ask Meade to issue an order for its removal. The request was then sent to General Thomas Ruger, the provisional governor, to comply with the request on Meade's order. [and:] Inventory of Furniture, &c, in the Executive Mansion at Milledgeville, Ga. Sixteen pages, 7.75" x 12.5", Milledgeville, February 3, 1868. Signed by 1st Lt. Orson Knapp of the 33rd U. S. Infantry certifying the list was correct when the furniture was loaded for the journey and signed below by 2nd Lt. J. W. Summerhayes that the all furniture was accounted for on arrival in Atlanta, dated August 4, 1868.

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