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January 8, 1734 Salzburgers set sail for Georgia in the ship Purysburg
  Salzburgers in Georgia
January 16, 1734 John Treutlen born, Kurnbach, Germany
  John Treutlen
January 23, 1734 James Oglethorpe, Captain Ferguson and 16 men head out to explore the coast and name various geographic features
  James Oglethorpe
January 27, 1734 Heading South along the coast, Oglethorpe stops at St. Simon's Island, where he spends the night. It is during his stay on the island the Oglethorpe decides to build Fort St. Simon, Fort Frederica and New Inverness
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
January 28, 1734 Oglethorpe names Jekyll Island in honor of his friend Sir Joseph Jekyll
  James Oglethorpe
February 21, 1734 First Masonic meeting in Georgia held at Fort Morris in Sunbury.
March 3, 1734 James Vernon meets with the Earl of Egmont and expresses displeasure with Oglethorpe in the New World. This is the first in a long string of criticism hurled at Georgia's founding father
  James Oglethorpe
March 7, 1734 Salzburgers arrive in Charleston, where they are personally greeted by James Oglethorpe
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 12, 1734 First group of Salzburgers arrive in Savannah, aboard the Purysburg
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 17, 1734 The site of the Salzburger settlement (Ebenezer) is selected
  Salzburgers in Georgia
March 23, 1734 James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others leave Savannah on a journey to England
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Tomochichi's trip to England
March 27, 1734 Oglethorpe arrives in Charleston on the first leg of a trip that will take him to England. With him are Tomochichi and other Indians
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  James Oglethorpe
April 7, 1734 James Oglethorpe leaves for England on the Aldbourough
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  James Oglethorpe
May 12, 1734 Salzburgers hold a thanksgiving service in their new chapel, first building completed in the town of Ebenezer.
  Salzburgers in Georgia
June 16, 1734 The Aldbourough arrives, Isle of Wight
  Tomochichi's trip to England
August 1, 1734 The King of England receives Tomochichi, his wife and son and other Indians at his palace in Kensington
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  James Oglethorpe
August 14, 1734 Thomas Sumter born, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Fort Sumter and Sumter County, Georgia are named in his honor
  Thomas Sumter
  Sumter County, Georgia
December 27, 1734 The ship Prince of Wales arrives in Savannah. On board are James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, Toonahowie, and others who visited England, and Salzburgers who are moving to Georgia. The Salzburgers are directed by Oglethorpe to Ebenezer.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
  Tomochichi's trip to England
  Salzburgers in Georgia
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