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In Their Own Words

November 18, 1732

Colonists’ First Voyage Continued

The first Georgia colonists had set sail from England on the previous day; Peter Gordon recorded their second day in his journal, mentioning James Oglethorpe:

“The 18th we weighed anchor, about five in the morning, with a fine gale, and gott into the Downs about noon, where we lay by to take in fresh provissions for Mr. Oglethorps use…

Source: Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), p. 7.