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This Day in Georgia History

July 07, 1742

Egmont Resigned from Trustees’ Common Council

Ironically, on the same day as the Battle of Bloody Marsh was won by Oglethorpe’s forces, back in London the Earl of Egmont resigned from the Georgia Trustees’ Common Council (which served as the executive board for the larger body of Trustees). In his diary, Egmont explained his resignation as “partly by reason of my ill health and partly from observing the ill behaviour of the Ministry and Parliament with respect to the colony.” See July 12 entry for biographical information of Egmont.