What Was Georgia's Charter of 1732?

Georgia's Charter of 1732 was a document granted to 20 trustees for the foundation of what became England's last colony in America, the colony of Georgia named after George, the king who issued the charter. The colony was founded by James Oglethorpe, who wanted it to serve as a colony for debtors and the poor. Its other major purpose was to act as a buffer state for South Carolina.

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