FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

To play “ketchup” with my thoughts on colonial Georgia I’m going for the new week or so share with you items from a mock newsletter which I’m calling:

THE COLONIAL GEORGIA ENQUIRER


Our aim:  To arouse the public’s curiosity about the founders and shakers of early Georgia and to share a laugh or two along the way.

IRISH SECRETS

Forced by inclement weather and  lack of rations a ship loaded with Irish convicts landed in Savannah in 1734.  This was an opportunity Oglethorpe couldn’t resist.  In 1733 over sixty colonist had died.  Where else could one get servant help so cheaply.  The convicts were bought at five pounds a head and given to widowed colonist.  
Still, convicts don’t easily shed their habits. Stay tuned for the next installment.