Citizenship Granted to Thomas Going

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA: PASSED AT LOUISVILLE, IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 1799.

1799 Vol. 1 -- Page: 118

Sequential Number: 023

Full Title: An act to admit Thomas Going, a free person of colour, to the privileges of a citizen of this state, so far as is therein expressed.

WHEREAS Thomas Going a free person of colour, has petitioned this legislature, praying to be made a free citizen of this state,

SECT. 1. BE it therefore enacted, by the Senate and [Illegible Text] of [Illegible Text] of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the [Illegible Text], That from and after the passing of this act, that the aforesaid Thomas Going of the county of Wilkes, be and he is hereby vested with and entitled to all the rights, privileges and immunities belonging to a free citizen of this state: Provided [Illegible Text], That nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to entitle the said Thomas Going to serve in the capacity of a juror, in any cause whatever; nor to render him a competent witness in any cause or case where the personal rights or property of any white person are or is concerned; nor to entitle the said Thomas Going to vote at elections, nor to have or hold directly or indirectly any [Illegible Text] of trust or emolument, civil or military within this state.

DAVID MERIWETHER, speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT WALTON, President of the senate.

JAs. JACKSON, GOVERNOR.

Approval Date: Assented to, February 18, 1799.

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