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The Bosomworth Ordeal

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034683.003.0007
The Bosomworth Ordeal

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This chapter discusses Georgia after the end of the war which ended in October 1748 with the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle. In November 1748, the British government decided upon a drastic reduction of the military establishment in Georgia and South Carolina and Oglethorpe's regiment along with the three independent companies. The action resulted in a general exodus from the southern part of the colony to safer places. Georgian President Stephens noted that Georgia was now suffering more from Indian attacks. The action also resulted in a change of focus from the Anglo-Indian contacts along the Savannah River, and the authority to deal with the Indians finally devolved to the provincial government in Savannah.

Keywords: peace treaty; Aix-la-Chapelle; military establishment; exodus; Indian attacks; Anglo-Indian contacts; provincial governments; Savannah river

Chapter.  20101 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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