Colonial Government - Trustees - Royal Charter of Georgia
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This series contains a copy of the royal charter incorporating the trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia originally promulgated in Westminster, England on June 9, 1732. This particular copy was made from General Oglethorpe's working copy which he carried with him to America by the Secretary of the Province of South Carolina and was recorded in South Carolina Miscellaneous Records Book DD on February 22, 1734. Today, it is the only surviving 18th century copy of this charter in the New World. The charter outlines the duties of the trustees for the new colony, lists the reasons for its foundation and lists the very close relationship between the infant colony and the colony of South Carolina. This charter was bound by the State of South Carolina shortly before it was donated to the Georgia Department of Archives and History October II, 1965.
- Created: 1734
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Original materials are not available due to fragility. Please use microfilm copy.
- Colonial Government - Trustees - Royal Charter of Georgia
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