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Charles Wesley
October 14, 1735 John and Charles Wesley set sail to Georgia on the 225 ton ship Simmonds
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February 6, 1736 The Wesleys disembark on The Peeper (now Cockspur Island)
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August 11, 1736 Unhappy over an incident with James Oglethorpe, Charles Wesley leaves for England.
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December 3, 1736 Charles Wesley arrives in England at the end of his return trip from Georgia
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Brother of John Wesley. Assigned by the trustees to become secretary to James Oglethorpe, Charles Wesley was devastated by the people and the conditions in which they lived. He preached to the people of Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island, and established Christ Church Frederica (where his brother John Wesley and George Whitefield also preached). Charles Wesley encountered severe problems with the settlers at Frederica and within a year returned to England. He continued his life as a leader in the evangelical revival in the Church of England in the eighteenth century, both preaching and as a hymn-writer (he wrote more than 6,000 hymns in all).




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