In Their Own Words
May 31, 1801
Reuben King made a brief entry in his journal about trying a new (to him) food:
“Sunday 31 I had the curiosity to eat of cucumbers”
Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 26.