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In Their Own Words

April 14, 1737

Diary Recorded Conversation with Queen

In London, the Earl of Egmont wrote in his journal of Trustee proceedings:

“The Queen told me at Court this day, that the Georgia Trustees had been under a mistake. I reply’d I Should be glad to know where in that we might mend it. She Said the Silk of which her gown was made last year was indeed the finest She ever Saw, but She was told it came from Italy not from Georgia. I reply’d Smiling the only ground for that report was that we had debauch’d away fro Piedmont two Italians & Sent them to Georgia where I assured her the Silk was work’d. This Shews what pains was taken to injure us at Court.”

Source: Robert G. McPherson (ed.), The Journal of The Earl of Egmont: Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1962), pp. 258-59.