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This Day in Georgia History

July 17, 1739

Oglethorpe Set Out to Meet Indians

At the advice of Tomochichi, James Oglethorpe set out with only a small escort to meet Creek Indian chiefs at Coweta Town on the Chattahoochee River 250 miles inland. His purpose was to prevent the Creeks from allying with the Spanish as hostilities between Britain and Spain moved ever closer.