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December 0, 1736 George Galphin (sometimes spelled Golphin) establishes a trading post at Ogeechee Old Town.
January 10, 1736 Scottish Highlanders under the command of Hugh MacKaye arrive in Savannah on the Prince of Wales.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 19, 1736 Highlanders arrive at New Inverness (Darien)
February 5, 1736 Symond and London Merchant arrive at Tybee Roads. Among the passengers are Charles and John Wesley
  James Oglethorpe
  The Wesleys in Georgia
February 6, 1736 The Wesleys disembark on The Peeper (now Cockspur Island)
  Charles Wesley
  The Wesleys in Georgia
February 18, 1736 Oglethorpe arrives at St. Simon
  James Oglethorpe
February 19, 1736 Oglethorpe begins work on the fort that will anchor the town of Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 22, 1736 Oglethorpe crosses the bay from Frederica to Darien and visits the Highlanders in New Inverness. He approves the construction of a fort on the site of Fort King George and the name of the fort (Fort Darien). He allots land to the male heads of households for farming and lays out a city.
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 27, 1736 Christian Priber petitions the South Carolina government for a "warrant of survey" (land)
  Christian Priber
March 7, 1736 John Wesley gives his first sermon (not in a church) in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Wesleys in Georgia
March 13, 1736 John Wesley's first church service in Savannah is attended by some 20 worshippers
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  The Wesleys in Georgia
March 18, 1736 Oglethorpe heads south from Fort Frederica (St. Simons Island) to continue scouting the coast of Spanish-controlled Florida
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
March 23, 1736 Battery of cannon are mounted at Fort Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
  Fort Frederica
May 8, 1736 Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, marries Augusta of Saxe-Gotha at St. James' Palace in London
  City of Augusta, Georgia
June 14, 1736 Oglethorpe orders Noble Jones to survey Augusta.
  James Oglethorpe
  City of Augusta, Georgia
July 20, 1736 Five Chicasaw warriors visit John Wesley in Savannah.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
July 25, 1736 Work begins on a road between Fort St. Simon and Fort Frederica. The road is usable in 3 days.
  Fort Frederica
August 11, 1736 Unhappy over an incident with James Oglethorpe, Charles Wesley leaves for England.
  Charles Wesley
  The Wesleys in Georgia
September 10, 1736 Responding to the threat of Spanish troops, General Oglethorpe writes his friend, Sir Joseph Jekyll, and mentions that Spain has 1,500 regulars in St. Augustine while there is only militia in Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
November 29, 1736 Oglethorpe returns to England to petition the crown for money to defend Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
December 2, 1736 Richard Montgomery born, County Dublin, Ireland
December 3, 1736 Charles Wesley arrives in England at the end of his return trip from Georgia
  Charles Wesley
  The Wesleys in Georgia
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