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Province of Georgia
- Created 2012-03-13
Province of Georgia
) was one of the
. It was the last of the
thirteen original colonies
in what later became the United States. In the original grant, a narrow strip of the province extended to the
was granted to General
on April 21, 1732, by
, for whom the colony was named. The charter was finalized by the King's
on June 9, 1732. Oglethorpe envisioned a colony which would serve as a haven for
s. General Oglethorpe imposed very strict laws that many colonists disagreed with, such as the banning of alcohol. Oglethorpe disagreed with slavery and thought a system of
s more appropriate than the large plantations common in the colonies to the north, however, land grants were not as large as most colonists would have preferred. Oglethorpe envisioned the province as a location for the resettlement of English debtors and "the worthy poor". Another motivation for the founding of the colony was as a "
" (border), or "
province" that would defend the southern part of the British colonies from
. Oglethorpe imagined a province populated by "sturdy farmers" that could guard the border; because of this, the colony's charter prohibited
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Original Grantees of the Colony of Georgia, 21 December 1733
Royal Charter for the Colony of Georgia, 09 June 1732
Diary of Viscount Percival
Sir John Percival papers
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia: Georgia History
LOC: Establishing the Georgia Colony 1732-1750
History of Georgia (U.S. state)
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