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The site chosen was about twenty-five miles from Savannah, on a large stream flowing into the Savannah River, and there they laid out their town, calling it "Ebenezer", in grateful remembrance of the Divine help that had brought them thither.
In England they were treated with marked kindness, and when they sailed, January 19, 1734, it was with the promise of free transportation to Georgia, and support there until they could reap their first harvest from the fifty acres which were to be given to each man among them.
The next day Gen. Oglethorpe presented Spangenberg to the Bishop of London, who received him very kindly.
In addition to this Oglethorpe collected 26 Pounds 5 Shillings, as a gift for the Moravians, 10 Pounds being presented to them in cash in London, and the rest forwarded to Savannah with instructions that they should be supplied with cattle, hogs and poultry to that amount.
His father was hanged, for murder I have heard, and his mother has married another man, and abandoned the child.
About July a case came to his knowledge that roused all his sympathies, and at the same time afforded a good opportunity to try his plan.