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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.