In Their Own Words
March 15, 1733
Trustees’ Anniversary Noted in Journal
Sir John Percival (later the first Earl of Egmont) was a member of the Trustees and recorded in his diary the initial anniversary celebration of the Trustees:
“This day being the anniversary day of our Georgia Society, when by charter we are obliged to fill up the number of our Common Council to twenty-four, and elect new trustees; we accordingly met in the vestry of Bow church, and after sermon preached by Mr. Burton, by ballot elected nine new Common Councillors … . We then dined at the King’s Arms in Paul’s Churchyard, at a crown a head, and were with friends about thirty in number … .”
Source: U.K. Historical Manuscripts Commission, Diary of the First Earl of Egmont (London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1923), Vol. I, p. 343.