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In Their Own Words

May 07, 1738

Stephens Recorded Arrival of Minister

William Stephens recorded the arrival of a new minister in Georgia - although not named here it was George Whitefield. Stephens also took a parting shot at John Wesley, whose time in Georgia was not happy, but very controversial.

“… In the Evening I was informed, that a Ship’s Boat was come up with divers People in it; among whom it was said there was a Clergyman; which I thought good News, if his Abode was to be at Savannah; too well knowing the Want of a good and discreet Pastor among us. … “

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 142.