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Georgia Trustees and Tomochichi Plate


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Georgia Trustees Receiving Oglethorpe and Indians in London

“The audience given Tomochichi and his companions in the office of the Trustees of the colony of Georgia in Palace Court, London, July 3, 1734. Original pointing (1734-5) by Verelst from sittings by each person portrayed, was presented to the fourth earl of Shaftesbury for valuable services rendered the Colony when the Charter was surrendered by the Trustees, March 21, 1752.”

In 1734 Oglethorpe traveled to London to present the Creek chief Tomochichi to the Colony’s Trustees. Accompanying the group were John Musgrove and his wife Mary Musgrove who had served as the interpreter for Tomochichi and Oglethorpe.

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