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January 14, 1739 George Whitefield ordained a minister in the Church of England
  George Whitefield
January 14, 1739 First Convention of El Pardo. England signs a preliminary agreement with Spain, leaving to a board of commissioners to be appointed by both countries the determination of the Spanish-English border (Georgia-Florida). England never ratifies the agreement.
  First Convention of The Pardo (El Pardo)
April 3, 1739 Facing the certainty of war, General James Oglethorpe presents his credentials to the South Carolina legislature, placing him as Commander-in-Chief of English forces in Carolina and Georgia
  James Oglethorpe
April 20, 1739 William Bartram born, Kingsessing, Pennsylvania
  William Bartram
June 15, 1739 King George II orders James Oglethorpe to "annoy the Subjects of Spain in the best manner possible"
July 17, 1739 Oglethorpe starts a journey to the Creek capitol of Coweta, accompanied by Lieutenant Dunbar, Ensign Leman and Cadet Erye. They left Savannah, headed to Uchee Town, north of Ebenezer, then headed west along the old Creek Trading Path.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Creek Indians
  James Oglethorpe
August 11, 1739 Creek Indians greet General Oglethorpe at a "great council"
  James Oglethorpe
August 21, 1739 Creeks confirm their cession of land to Georgia in a second treaty
  James Oglethorpe
  Treaty of Coweta
  Creek Indians
August 30, 1739 George Mathews born, Augusta County, Virgina
September 7, 1739 Oglethorpe receives orders from King George II to "annoy" the Spanish
September 13, 1739 Oglethorpe learns that the governor of Rhode Island has given permission for privateers to raid Spanish vessels at sea.
September 19, 1739 Andrew Pickens born, Paxton, Pennsylvania
  Andrew Pickens
October 5, 1739 Chief Tomochichi dies
  James Oglethorpe
October 21, 1739 Oglethorpe's deputy, Thomas Eyre, meets with the Cherokee at Toogolo (Tugaloo), asking for help defeating Spanish Florida. Decimated by a recent smallpox epidemic, the Cherokee offer minimal help.
October 23, 1739 England declares war on Spain. Commonly called the War of Jenkins Ear. Robert Jenkins lost his ear to Spanish raiders who boarded his ship, the Rebecca, in 1731. After addressing the Lower House in 1738, and holding up a bloody ear, war was declared on Spain.
  Fort Frederica
October 30, 1739 George Whitefield arrives in Philadelphia, PA
  George Whitefield
November 5, 1739 In preparation for war, Oglethorpe returns to Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
November 15, 1739 A party of Spanish regulars land on Amelia Island and conceal themselves in the woods. The following day they kill two of MacKaye's Highlanders
  James Oglethorpe
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