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In Their Own Words

July 13, 1742

Battle of Bloody Marsh News Reached Savannah

Finally, after almost a week, Georgia president William Stephens received some good news from Gen. James Oglethorpe on St. Simons Island, referring to the Battle of Bloody Marsh:

“July 13. Tuesday. Towards Evening an Express arrived from the General (over land from Darien) with many letters directed to me… . Wherein was to be seen the Acct. which the Genl. himself gave, of the late Encounters he had with the Enemy [referring to the Battle of Bloody Marsh], which rejoiced us greatly… .”

Source: E. Merton Coulter (ed.), The Journal of William Stephens, 1741-1743 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1959), p. 108.