The New World is Here!

Will you be one of the colonists?

Colonizing the New World

Britain is setting foot into the New World and continuing colonization under the order of King George II. The new colony will be in Georgia and the journey will be led by James Oglethorpe.Debtors are able to alleviate their debts by becoming a colonist. Citizens are also able to apply to become a colonist in the new settlements. However, Catholics, lawyers, liquor dealers, and blacks are unable to become colonists.

Why Should I become a Colonist?

Climate and Geography

There are many reasons that you should apply to become a colonist. For one, Georgia's climate and geography are well suited for farming and establishing plantations. Georgia has a long growing season and an overall mild climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters and its land is fertile. These conditions make it easier to practice agriculture and farm cash crops.

New Beginnings

By becoming a colonist and traveling to the New World you are able to have a fresh start in a new land. The Georgia colony also allows for more religious freedom and coming to a new land will allow people to start over and have a fresh start. In addition, debtors are able to relieve their debts and become a colonist instead. The citizens who choose to become a colonist will be rewarded with supplies that will be able to help them start a new life in the New World.

Rewards

Every individual who becomes a colonist receives benefits if they agree to the rules given to them. The new colonists are required to defend the colony if it were attacked, use the land for farming and use a portion of the land to plant mulberry trees for silkworms, and colonists must obey the regulations given by the trustees. Each colonist is given tools, food, and 50 acres of land that can be passed on to a male heir, however, it cannot be sold and money cannot be borrowed on it. If a colonist were capable of paying their way to Georgia they would be allowed to bring 10 indentured servants and would receive 500 acres of land.