How many people sailed with James Oglethorpe?
James Oglethorpe thought that the poor (such as people living in jails) should have better lives. He also believed that it was to crowded in England for so many people, so they could move many people to Georgia. One more reason, is that, if the Indians let them own a lot of land (which they did), they could have more grown items, such as silk. They wouldn't even have to do it themselves, they could…
The southern colonies were populated because people in England heard of the riches in America. They soon learned how well cash crops grew such as indigo, tabacco, and cotton. Men who were in debt had the option under James Oglethorpe to travel to Georgia to work as indentured servants. Not many went to the southern colonies for religious reasons .
James Weddell set out in 1820 to 1821, then in 1821 to 1822, then in 1822 to 1823. James Weddell sailed on his ship "Jane" to the Falkland islands for ship repair. He was interested in the rumors that were spread about 'Aurora islands'. Along the way he saw many seals and was interested in them as he was a sealer. Hope this answers your questions.. XD