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January 13, 1733 The Ann arrives in Charleston with James Oglethorpe, a doctor, a pastor and 114 colonists
  James Oglethorpe
January 14, 1733 The Ann sets sail for Port Royal with Oglethorpe and the colonists
  James Oglethorpe
January 19, 1733 Oglethorpe, along with the settlers, set sail for Beaufort, South Carolina
  James Oglethorpe
January 20, 1733 The Ann arrives in Beaufort, South Carolina
  James Oglethorpe
January 21, 1733 Oglethorpe, Peter Gordon, Colonel William Bull, Jonathan Bryan and others set sail to find a site to settle south of the Savannah River.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
January 24, 1733 Benjamin Lincoln born, Hingham, Massachusetts
  Benjamin Lincoln
January 29, 1733 Sailing from Beaufort on six smaller boats, the settlers head for the site on the Savannah River selected by Oglethorpe
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
January 30, 1733 After a storm forces them to land in South Carolina, colonists once again set sail for Oglethorpe's site.
  James Oglethorpe
January 31, 1733 The Trustees demand the resignation of three trustees, who had used funds they raised for chartering a vessel and allowing Jewish colonists to go to Georgia
February 1, 1733 Oglethorpe and the settlers land on the site of present-day Savannah. They meet John and Mary Musgrove, who trade with nearby Indians Georgia celebrates February 12 as her founding because of the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752.
  James Oglethorpe
February 9, 1733 Colonists complete the first structure in the city of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah's first building
March 17, 1733 Henry and Hannah Close have a baby daughter whom they name Georgia. It is the first recorded birth in the colony of Georgia
April 6, 1733 Ironically, Dr. Cox becomes the first colonist to die in Georgia.
May 2, 1733 Second group of Georgia colonists arrive in America
  The James docks at Port Royal
May 10, 1733 Sir Joseph Jekyll appeals to the House of Commons for 10,000 pounds to support the colony of Georgia. He receives the amount requested.
May 14, 1733 The James arrives in Savannah with supplies, store and people for the colony
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
May 21, 1733 First treaty with the Creek Indians. When Oglethorpe landed, Tomochichi had granted Oglethorpe the right to use the land on the Savannah River, but explained that chiefs of the Creek Nation needed to also approve the transfer of land.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  Oglethorpe signs treaty with Creek
June 9, 1733 Oglethorpe returns to Charleston to thank the colony for its kindness
  James Oglethorpe
June 15, 1733 After a long sickness Dr. Herbert, the colony's minister, dies at sea while returning to England.
July 4, 1733 Trustees grant additional land in Thunderbolt.
July 7, 1733 Oglethorpe organizes the administration of Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
  Oglethorpe organizes an administration in the state of Georgia
July 11, 1733 Aboard a ship of Jews who arrive in Georgia without the knowledge of the Trustees is Dr. Samuel Nunis. The medical doctor is frequently credited with saving the colony of Georgia by sucessfully treating widespread sickness.
August 1, 1733 Under the comand of Captain James MacPherson (South Carolina Rangers), a group of men begin construction on Fort Argyle, the first fort to protect the new colony.
October 18, 1733 Treaty between the Creek and Oglethorpe ratified by the Trustees
  Creek Indians
  James Oglethorpe
November 27, 1733 Salzburgers arrive in Rotterdam
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 15, 1733 Trustees approve assisting the Salzburgers move to the colony of Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 21, 1733 Salzburgers arrive in Dover and find the Trustees willing to help with the expense of sailing to Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
December 21, 1733 First land allotment takes effect. Although the land had been designated in July, the deeds were not executed until this date. Included in the designation are recently arrived Jewish Colonists.
  James Oglethorpe
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