Staking Out the Territory

John T. Juricek

in Colonial Georgia and the Creeks

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034683
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038582 | DOI:
Staking Out the Territory

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The absence of proper administration and the long absence of trustee James Oglethorpe had a tremendous impact on colonial Georgia. The realization of the apparent difficulties in making the colony a success led to squabbling among the colonists. While South Carolina welcomed Georgia as a buffer against the Spanish and the French, they feared for their long-established trade with the Southeastern Indians, especially with the Creeks. Oglethorpe reached an understanding with South Carolina Governor Johnson and focused on the Upper Creeks and attempted to establish an English Fort among the Upper Creeks. However, Patrick Mackay, whom Oglethorpe entrusted with power preserve order in the municipal council of Savannah before leaving for England, wanted the Carolinians to willingly surrender Creek trade to Georgia and his miscalculated efforts to establish the English fort are highlighted in this chapter.

Keywords: Creeks; trade; English fort; Patrick Mackay; colonial administration

Chapter.  15102 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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