Reasons for Establishing the Colony of Georgia: With Regard to the Trade of Great Britain, the Increase of Our People, and the Employment and Support it Will Afford to Great Numbers of Our Own Poor, as Well as Foreign Persecuted Protestants. With Some Account of the Country, and the Design of the Trustees

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W. Meadows, 1733 - Georgia - 48 pages

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Page 35 - Foot high, and on the Top a Flat which they call a Bluff. The plain high Ground extends into the Country five or six Miles, and along the River-side about a mile. Ships that draw twelve foot Water can ride within ten yards of the bank. Upon the River Side, in the Centre of this Plain, I have laid out the Town. Opposite to it is an Island of very rich Pasturage, which I think should be kept for the Trustees
Page 19 - ... the sea, lying opposite to the eastern coast of the said lands, within twenty leagues of the same, which are not inhabited already, or settled by any authority derived from the crown of...
Page 35 - I fixed upon a healthy situation about ten miles from the sea. The River here forms a Half-moon, along the South Side of which the Banks are about forty Foot high, and on the Top a Flat which they call a Bluff.
Page 36 - A little Indian Nation, the only one within Fifty Miles, is not only at Amity, but desirous to be •Subjects to his Majesty King George, to have Lands given them among us, and to breed their Children at our Schools. Their Chief and his beloved Man, who is the Second Man in the Nation, desire to be instructed in the Christian Religion.
Page 2 - ... imported, thrown and wrought only, (including what are clandestinely run,) may, on the most moderate computation, be reckoned to cost us five hundred thousand pounds per annum ; which may all be saved by raising the raw silk in Georgia, and afterwards working it up here, now we have attained the arts of making raw silk into organzine, and preparing it for our weavers, who can weave it into all sorts of wrought silks in as great perfection as any nation of the world ; so that we only want the...
Page 22 - ... do give and grant unto the said corporation and their successors, full power and authority to import and export their goods at and from any port or ports that shall be appointed by us, our heirs and successors, within the said province of Georgia for that purpose, without being obliged to touch at any other port in South Carolina.
Page 35 - Cattle. The River is pretty wide, the Water fresh, and from the Key of the Town you see its whole Course to the Sea, with the Island of Tybee, which forms the Mouth of the River, for about Six Miles up into the Country. The Landskip is very agreeable, the Stream being wide, and bordered with high Woods on both Sides. The whole People arrived here on the First of February; at Night their Tents were got up. 'Till the...
Page 39 - That periauguas be provided at the charge of the public to attend Mr. Oglethorpe at Port Royal, in order to carry the new settlers, arrived in the ship Anne, to Georgia, with their effects, and the artillery and ammunition now on board. That Col. Bull be desired to go to Georgia with the Hon. James Oglethorpe, Esq., to aid him with his best advice and assistance, in the settling of that place.
Page 38 - James Oglethorpe. Esq., report — That agreeable to his Majesty's instructions to his Excellency, sent down together with the said message, we are unanimously of opinion that all due countenance and encouragement ought to be given to the settling of the Colony of Georgia.

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