Voyagers to the West - Book 5, Chapter 15 Georgia: Exploiting the Ceded Lands Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Chapter 15 Georgia: Exploiting the Ceded Lands Summary

Hogg's enterprise as an organizer of emigration was only one of the different ways in which these transfers of people took place. The Register brings into focus the small fishing village of Whitby on the North Sea coast of Yorkshire. In the 1770s, it was one of the minor ports where trade to North America took place. The Register documents two emigrant voyages from Whitby, containing 155 emigrants, in total.

The same vessel, the Marlborough, was involved in both voyages. It is unknown how its owner, Jonas Brown, became involved in the emigrant trade. His main business was the production and sale of alum, a substance used in dyeing, tanning, wine making, and so on. Brown, his son Thomas, and James Gordon embarked on a scheme to settle the Ceded Lands, a two million acre wedge...

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