In Their Own Words
June 17, 1736
Lack of Support for Georgia Recorded
In his journal of Trustee proceedings, the Earl of Egmont recorded evidence that the colony of Georgia apparently was not universally supported in England:
“I was privately inform’d this day that Tho. Frederick, Esq., a Member of the Common Counsel designs to come no more among us, he being very intimate with Sr. Robert Walpoles Lady who is a great enemy to our Colony. Neither is Sr. Robert [at the time Robert Walpole was Britain’s equivalent of prime minister] and the Employment Men friends to us, because Some of our Board vote in Parliamt. against the Ministerial measures. They also pretend our Charter gives us too much power, and makes us Independent of the Crown.”
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), p. 170.