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In Their Own Words

January 19, 1733

First Colonists Neared Georgia

Peter Gordon kept a journal of the first Georgia colonists’ voyage to Georgia; they had reached Charles Town several days earlier, and were now getting close to their destination:

“The next morning Mr. Oglethorp and Doctor Herbert went up the river in the pinace to Beauford Town to provide periages to be assisting to us in debarking, and Captain Scott went with a party of six armed men in the canoe which was brought on board the night before, to secure those periages for owr use…and likewise to gett hutts built for owr accomadation in owr passage to Georgia. …”

Source: Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 11.