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In Their Own Words

June 09, 1738

Hot, Dry Weather Noted in Journal

William Stephens hoped a windy day was a harbinger of cooler and wetter weather:

“…A sudden Blast of Wind which happened this Day, gave us Hopes of Change of Weather, and some Abatement of Heat, which had continued exceedingly violent to an uncommon Degree ever since the Middle of May; insomuch that People began to be apprehensive, from so early a scorching Drought, that their Plantations would fail much; all Things being at a Stand, and their Growth stopt for Lack of Moisture. … “

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 153.