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History and Important Facts It is believed that lawyers were prohibited from entering the colony of Georgia, but no documents Mulberry Bag have been found to prove this fact.
Georgia was the last British colony in North America, founded after a gap of almost five decades. Its founder, General James Oglethorpe had envisioned its future as a land where all are equal and no class barriers exist, though his dream couldn't survive the onslaught of time. Being closely involved in working with the poor and destitute, he claimed that the land would serve as a refuge for the 'deserving poor'.
Oglethorpe had a dream that the citizens of Georgia will 'cut down trees, build houses, fortify towns, dig, and saw the land'. While practical considerations forced him to change his plans, Georgia certainly drew deserving people not only from Britain, but from all of Europe. It withstood attacks from the Spanish and sometimes even the Native Indians, but kept growing larger, even drawing immigrants from other colonies.
This province perhaps played a Mulberry crucial role in protecting Britain's interests in the Americas, by serving as a military stronghold against other colonial superpowers. In fact, its founder once even remarked that he expected the 'sturdy farmers' of Georgia to stand up against the Spanish and the Indians.
James Edward Oglethorpe, a general in the British army and a later member of parliament, first expressed the idea of a colony to serve as a new beginning for British tax debtors. He was already wellknown in Britain for his philanthropic work and for bringing the poor conditions in Britain's prisons to the public eye. The prisons were overcrowded with dismal living conditions, so he thought it would be a good idea to shift inmates to America, where there was ample space for all.
Oglethorpe created a charter together with 21 trustees for the administration of the colony, which they named Georgia, in honor of King George II. Finally, the king ratified the charter on June 9, 1732, and the trustees began selecting the first batch of settlers to travel to the colony. Though initially intended as a haven for the persecuted and poor, the trustees had to change the plan, and choose from skilled people like bakers, tailors, laborers, carpenters, masons, and painters.
The charter had strict rules, which prohibited the trustees from owning land or making profit, because it was presumed that they were on a humanitarian mission. In fact, the motto of the trustees was 'Non sibi sed aliis', which roughly translates as 'not for the self, but for others'. It also abolished the trade of rum, because it supposedly caused idleness, and also prohibited slavery, as James Oglethorpe thought that Mulberry Bags Outlet slavery went against British ideals.