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In Their Own Words

July 16, 1735

New Colonists to be Sent to Georgia

In this day’s proceedings of the Georgia Trustees, the Earl of Egmont recorded their decision to send a variety of new colonists as well as servants to Georgia:

“Instructions and powers Seal’d to Capt. Hugh Mackay to procure 100 Highland men, 50 wives and children, & 10 male Servants to Settle on the Allatahama [sic], with an allowance to him of 20 Shillgs. p[er] man for engaging and marching them to the Ship that carry’s them over. Agreed also that 40 English men with their wives and children be Sent. Agreed also that 100 Carinthians and Austrians including their wives & children be Sent, being persecuted Protestants. Agreed also that Mr. Wents be wrote to, not to bring over more than 80 Palatins, design’d for Servants. Agreed also that 28 Swiss and Grison Servants be Sent, with 11 wives and 4 children. Agreed also that 40 Moravians with 15 wives & children be Sent.”

Source: Robert G. McPherson, 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. 98-99.