In Their Own Words
October 31, 1733
Decision to Send Salzburgers to Georgia Recorded
In London, the Earl of Egmont recorded the decision by the Trustees to send to Georgia some of the Salzburger Protestants then temporarily living in Rotterdam after being expelled from Salzburg, Austria:
“A letter was read, requesting that Several hundred Piedmontese Protestants who understand cultivating vines and making Silk might me transported to Georgia at the Trustees charge, they being now at Rotterdam in great distress. We order’d that as many as the Ship will hold more than the English now on board & the Saltsburgers expected Should be taken in, to fill up the Ships compliment, of 75 heads.”
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. 36.