In Their Own Words
September 01, 1740
Stephens Arrived at Frederica to see Oglethorpe
“…Arrived at Frederica about Sunsetting; when understanding the General was in but a weak State of Health, seldom conversing with any more than needful; and being myself also pretty much discomposed and fatigued, I sent him his Packet by Mr. Hawkins, and asked his Leave to wait on him in the Morning; whereupon he was so good to send me a Bottle of Wine, and a Bottle of Cyder: And the best Compliment I had to make him in Return, was to acquaint him I had a Bottle of Savannah Wine at his Service, made there, which I had brought with me, to present it with my own Hand from the Maker.”
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 653.