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Georgia is called a debtors colony because it was created for debtors. In England, there were debtors clogging up the prisons. So people in debt where sent to Georgia to work off their debt. People were unable to pay off their debt and that is why Georgia came about. They took debtors out of the prisons and gave them a second chance. It worked and that is where debtors went.

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