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February 13, 1743 Oglethorpe promoted to Brigadier General
  James Oglethorpe
March 22, 1743 The magazine at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island explodes.
  Fort Frederica
April 13, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born, Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia (east of Charlotteville, near the Blue Ridge Mountains)
April 21, 1743 Oglethorpe writes the Trustees and describes Christian Priber as an "odd kind of man" who proposed to establish the "Kingdom of Paradise" in the Cherokee Nation. Since Oglethorpe suspected him of consorting with the French and possibly the Spanish, he threw Priber in jail.
  Christian Priber
July 11, 1743 William Stevens becomes president of the state of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
July 22, 1743 Oglethorpe returns to England
  James Oglethorpe
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