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In Their Own Words

April 04, 1739

Report on Salzburger Children

In his journal detailing a record of the Salzburgers who settled in Georgia, Lutheran minister Johann Martin Boltzius wrote:

“We now have only a few children in the school, as they are needed all day in the fields to guard against the ravens and crows that scratch up the newly planted corn. However, they are being sent to the prayer meetings most of the time, so that they do hear something every day for their edification.”

Source: George Fenwick Jones and Renate Wilson [eds.] Detailed Reports on the Salzburger Emigrants who Settled in America … Edited by Samuel Urlsperger, Vol. 6 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1981), p. 60.