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In Their Own Words

October 04, 1738

Rain Threatened Crops

As it had two days earlier, heavy rain threatened the crops in colonial Georgia, as noted by William Stephens in his journal:

“…Another terrible heavy Rain locked every Body up at their own Homes, and nothing stirring Abroad. The low Lands were generally overflowed; many People lay under Difficulties in saving their Crop, especially of Rice; and that being the principal Dependance of Carolina, the Planters there were under sad Apprehensions.”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 209.