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.