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In Their Own Words

February 25, 1733

New Settlement for Yamacraw

Georgia’s new colonists disposed of some recently captured prisoners (see Feb. 21 “In Their Own Words” entry), while James Oglethorpe and Tomochichi agreed on a new location for the Yamacraw Indians to settle:

“The 25th the two prisoners were putt on board Captain Andersons petiagore to be sent to Beauford, and there to be delivered to Captain Watts, who was the commanding officer, and to be by him forwarded to Charles Town. The same day Mr. Oglethorp, Colonel Bull, and Tomo Chachi went up the river in order to give the Indians possession of the lands allotted for their setlement, lying between the creeks six miles above us. About seven in the evening they returned to camp.”

Source: [no author or editor cited], Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 18.