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This Day in Georgia History

November 16, 1732

Trustees Visited Colonists Day before Departure

The Trustees traveled to Gravesend to visit the first Georgia colonists, who were scheduled to sail the next day. Aboard the Anne, the Trustees asked if any of the prospective settlers would prefer not to embark on the voyage. Only one man - whose wife was sick and not able to make the trip - decided not to go. The Trustees then bid James Oglethorpe and the 114 colonists farewell.