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St John's Parish Secedesby John Braungart

Author says: what if the revolutionaries of St John's Parish had seceded from the Loyalist Province of Georgia? muses John Braungart? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

July 8th 1776,

on this day St John's Parish seceded from the Province of Georgia, formally joining the newly incorporated State of South Carolina which had declared Independence from Great Britain only four days before.

The Most Flourishing Colony on the ContinentChiefly settled by New Englanders from Dorchester, Massachusetts, the Parish was considered a centre of revolutionary ideas, sharing a common mind-set with South Carolina which was busy setting up its own government, the first colony to do so.

If South Carolina was pleased to embrace the Parish in its newly formed government, then the Loyalists of Georgia were similiar pleased to be separated. Georgia, which of course derives its name from King George II. of Great Britain, was the last of the thirteen English colonies to be established in America. Ironically, its formation was due to a desire of the British government to protect South Carolina from invasion by the Spaniards from Florida and by the French from Louisiana. Under the new regime the colony was so prosperous that the current Royal Governor Sir James Wright (pictured) declared Georgia to be "the most flourishing colony on the continent".

Georgians had turned down the invitation to the Second Continental Congress. And now the territorial realignment that resulted from South Carolina's absorption of the Parish provided British forces with a safe staging ground in the South from which to launch their attacks on the rebel Americans...

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John Braungart, Guest Historian of Today in Alternate History, a Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today. Follow us on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

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