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In Their Own Words

May 03, 1738

Rain Welcomed

William Stephens wrote of some welcome rain in a season that was normally dry:

“…The dry Season, which we had for a long while past, began to raise sad Apprehensions in the Minds of many People, lest their Labour should be lost by failing of a Crop; the Corn in divers Places not coming well up, and in others beginning to pine away with the Heat, for Want of Rain; when Providence sent us refreshing Showers in the Evening, which were divers Times repeated in the Night. … “

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 139.