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This Day in Georgia History

April 18, 1733

Trustees Voted to Ask for Government Funding

In London, Georgia’s Trustees voted to ask Prime Minister Robert Walpole when they could make a motion in the House of Commons to petition King George II for government funding in order to allow the Trustees to continue sending England’s worthy poor to the new colony of Georgia. Just two months after the first Georgia colonists had arrived, the Trustees had quickly learned that Georgia was going to need more than voluntary contributions to succeed.