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Colonial Settlement, 1600s-1763
Establishing the Georgia Colony, 1732-1750
German Settlers in Georgia, 1741

The Georgia colony welcomed virtually all comers, including most religious groups (except Catholics) and most national groups. How did the author of the document below regard German immigrants to Georgia? What other aspects of life in Georgia can you pick up from this document? How does this document compare with the previous one concerning settlers in Georgia?

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The Trustees German Servants in general behave well, and are industrious: Of these, eight or ten Families are more remarkably so, and have this last Year purchas'd a good Stock of Cattle, some having six Cows, the least two; and each having a Garden, where they raise some Corn, Pease, Pompions, Potatoes, &c. which with the Milk of their Cows is the chief Part of their Food: They are at little Expence in Cloathing, but this exposes them to the Envy and Hatred of our Negro-Mongers, and such who seek the Extirpation of the Colony, as well as of the drunken, idle Sort amongst us.

I am informed by Francis Harris and William Russell (who are very conversant with them, and can talk the German Tongue) That they have lately joined, in a Letter writ and sent to their Friends and Acquaintance in Germany, persuading them to come to Georgia, where they may, by their Industry, live in greater Plenty, and more comfortably than they can elsewhere.

These Servants are very desirous, That (when the Time of their Service is expired) they may have Lands allotted them within twelve or fifteen Miles of Savannah, where they may bring Things by Land-Carriage in a Vicinage, and that they may make one common Fence (as the People of Ebenezer have done) and be assisting to one another.
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