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On 1732 a new colony was started by England This colony was named Georgia Georgias name was chosen to honor King George the Second Georgia included all the land between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers extending west to the Pacific Ocean The Colonists settled in present day Savannah Georgia Georgia was warm climate getting enough precipitation every year It very slalomed snow it mostly rained Georgia Colony started when Great Britains king George II granted James E Oglethorpe and 116 emigrants the land to be Georgia James Oglethorpe was from London and educated at Oxford University where he studied prison reform Early in 1733 Oglethorpe sailed up the Savannah River and landed at Yamacraw Bluff 27 km 17 mi upstream There he met the Yamacraw people a friendly Native American band of outlaw Creek who ceded the site to him Also he met a very helpful woman name Mary Mustgrove who helped him interpreter and negotiator She also helped keep peace in the Colony On February 12 1733 he returned with more than 100 colonists and laid out the town of Savannah the first permanent European settlement in Georgia England and James Oglethorpe founded this colony for refuge for the poor especially those in debtors prisons and the victims of religious persecution in Europe In addition the king wanted a buffer colony to protect the Carolinas from the Spanish in Florida and the French in Louisiana Georgia Colonys first Government was very strict The government was based trustees of Georgia The trustees were Oglethorpe and his associates The trustees in 1735 prohibited Drinking outlawed slavery and limited the land a person could own Georgia was the only British colony in North America to have such laws When they colony didnt have any signs of growth the objectives of the trustees were soon called into question The King decided that the colony would never grow until the people were allowed to sell and
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