Colonial Records of the State of Georgia

Volume 30: Trustees Letter Book, 1738-1745

Edited by Kenneth Coleman

Foreword by Julie Anne Sweet

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Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5914-4

List Price: $114.95

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Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5913-7

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Colonial Records of the State of Georgia

Volume 30: Trustees Letter Book, 1738-1745

Edited by Kenneth Coleman

Foreword by Julie Anne Sweet

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The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia document the colony through its first twenty-five years and includes correspondence between Georgia founder James Oglethorpe and the Trustees for Establishing the Colony, as well as records pertaining to land grants; agreements and interactions with Indigenous peoples; the settlement of a small Jewish community and the Salzburgers, German-speaking Protestant refugees; and the removal of restrictions on land tenure, rum, and slavery in the colony.

Most of the local records of colonial Georgia were destroyed during the Revolution. Under Governor James Wright's direction, merchant John Graham loaded much of the official records on his vessel in the Savannah River. During the Battle of the Rice Boats in March 1776, the Inverness was burned while it lay at anchor. The destructive civil war that occurred in the latter phases of the Revolution resulted in further destruction. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, drawn from archival material in Great Britain, remain a unique source.

Volume 30 contains the Trustees' Letter Book, 1738–1745.


The Georgia Open History Library has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this collection, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Author/Editor

KENNETH COLEMAN (1916-99) was a professor of history at the University of Georgia and the author of numerous books about the state's colonial and revolutionary roots. He coedited The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia. His best-known book, Georgia History in Outline (1955), remains in print and widely read, making it one of UGA Press's most successful releases.

JULIE ANNE SWEET is a professor of history at Baylor University. She is author of William Stephens: Georgia's Forgotten Founder and Negotiating for Georgia: British-Creek Relations in the Trustee Era, 1733-1752.