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Scottish highlanders in colonial Georgia : the recruitment, emigration, and settlement at Darien, 1735-1748

Author: Anthony W Parker
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1735 and 1748 hundreds of young men and their families emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to the Georgia coast to settle and protect the new British colony. These men were recruited by the trustees of the colony and military governor James Oglethorpe, who wanted settlers who were accustomed to hardship, militant in nature, and willing to become frontier farmer-soldiers. In this respect, the Highlanders
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony W Parker
ISBN: 0820319155 9780820319155 0820324566 9780820324562
OCLC Number: 36917082
Description: xiv, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Discovery, exploration, and first contests in the debatable land called Georgia --
Changing conditions in the Highlands of Scotland --
Highland recruitment: fertile fields for Georgia settlers --
The founding of Darien --
War comes to Darien: the Battle at Fort Mosa --
Darien and the aftermath of Fort Mosa, 1740-1748 --
List of Jacobite prisoners sent to South Carolina, 1716 --
List of Scottish settlers to Georgia to 1741 --
Petition of the inhabitants of New Inverness to His Excellency General Oglethorpe --
List of Highlanders on the Loyal Judith, 17 September 1741 --
Summons to disarm to the Mackintosh Clan in the Highlands of Scotland, 1725.
Responsibility: Anthony W. Parker.

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