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.