NOVEMBER 10, 2014

MONDAY

COLONIAL GEORGIA INQUIRER

BURN THE TOWN DOWN

One crisp March day in 1735 several constables (I think a constable was akin to our modern day sheriffs) was  called out of church to hear the alarming rumor that sixty colonist along with Mary Musgrove planned to set fire to Savannah.  The citizens rallied around the town bell to hear the dreadful news.  Alert leaders aborted the plan and found it was a group of Irish convicts not the Indians that were the culprits. 
Just think how many problems could have been avoided if Mr. Oglethorpe, looking to get something for nothing, hadn’t admitted them to the colony.  Bad choices generally result in  bad actions.