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In Their Own Words

February 10, 1806

Militia Duty, Seeing the Governor

Reuben King wrote in his journal of performing his militia duty and seeing the Georgia governor:

“We ware called at about 1 1 o.c. - stayed on the parrade until 2 o.c. - Governor Milledge & Majr Fosh [Fauche] came on the parade I expected the Governor would have addressed the Battalion but He did not I Dined at the Court house and returned home in the Stage”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 116.