September 3, 1736
All sorts of labouring Persons, who are inclined to go to the new Settlement of Georgia, on this Continent, may have Twenty Five Shillings Sterling per Month, provided they will engage for 6 Months after their Arrival i n that Colony. And any Persons, who are willing to become Inhabitants and Freeholders there, are entitled to 50 Acres of Land, and a Town Lot, and will be allowed the following Encouragements, viz. One Year’s Provision; Tools, and Household-stuff of all Sorts; necessary Arms of all Sorts, Iron-Work, and Nails, sufficient for building a House of 24 by 16 Feet; a Cow and Calf, a Breeding Mare, and a Breeding Sow: With several other Advantages.
Any Persons, who will go to the said Colony, are desired to apply to Mr. Miles Sweney, who is impowered to treat them; and will put them in a Method of getting Passages thither, provided they can clear themselves, according to the Laws of this Country. He may be heard of at Mr. Portlock’s, in Norfolk, or by enquiring at the Printing Office in Williamsburg.
- Virginia Gazette
We’re also still in colonial America, so expect more posts like this too!