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In Their Own Words

September 25, 1734

Diary Entry on More Salzburgers to Georgia

In London, the Earl of Egmont recorded this evening’s meeting of the Georgia Trustees. Among the items that came before the board was the question of sending more Salzburgers to Georgia:

“A letter from Mr. Ulsperger, Lutheran pastor at Augsbug and correspondent with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, was brought us by Mr. Henry Newman, Secretary of that Society, informing that that 54 chosen Saltsburgers had entered their names to go to Georgia, and were set out the 23rd of this month, new style, in their way to Rotterdam, in order to be brought to England, and from hence transported to their brethren in Georgia. That he had disbursed on their account already 1,000 florins.

“Mr. Newman desire we would give the Society an account of the expense to send these people over, which we ordered our accountant to do next Friday. We also acquainted him that we expect to have them here and send them with the Indians next Tuesday se’nnight [?]. Some persons applied to go to Georgia.”

Source: U.K. Historical Manuscripts Commission, Diary of the First Earl of Egmont (London: His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1923), Vol. 2, p. 127.