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In Their Own Words

February 09, 1732

Progress Toward Georgia Continued

In London, John Percival recorded in his diary the progress of movement for what would become the colony of Georgia:

“This morning, at nine a clock, I went to Mr. Hucks, in Great Russell Street, where by appointment came Mr. Oglethorp, Mr. Digby, Mr. Heathcot, Mr. More, and Mr. Eyles. From thence we went to wait on the Duke of Newcastle in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, to desire him to move the King to sign the warrant for our Carolina Charter, which he promised… .”

Source: U.K. Historical Manuscripts Commission, Diary of the First Earl of Egmont (London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1923), Vol. I, p. 220.