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In Their Own Words

February 19, 1733

Journal Entry on Georgia Expansion

Even though the construction of Savannah had begun less than three weeks earlier, James Oglethorpe was already looking to expand, as recorded by Peter Gordon in his journal:

“The 19th Mr. Oglethorp went in the scoutt boat to the Island of Tybe in the mouth of our river to pitch upon a proper place for a small setlement for some people from Carolina who desired to be admitted under his protection, and to serve as a lookout for out setlement… . About seven in the evening Mr. Oglethorp returned in the scoutt boat from Tybe. This day our new crane was putt up.”

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. 17.