The Journal of the Earl of Egmont

Abstract of the Trustees Proceedings for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1738

by John Perceval
Contributors: Robert G. McPhersonLee Ann Caldwell

The Journal of the Earl of Egmont reveals private historical records kept by John Percival, the first Earl of Egmont and secretary for the Common Council, a council appointed by the Charter of the colony of Georgia. A close friend of James Edward Oglethorpe, Egmont was instrumental in various colonial projects, including obtaining money for the new Carolina charter, serving as the first president of the Trustees, and often serving as the chairman of the Common Council. His careful records and plentiful writing found here offer a historical perspective on Georgia’s early days.


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    University of Georgia Press
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    Athens, Georgia
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    University of Georgia Press