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In Their Own Words

October 10, 1803

Trouble with Apprentice

Reuben King recorded having trouble with his apprentice:

“…In the Morning I had some talk with Stephen concerning his conduct He appeared to be Sorry for What had past &c…Moreover I promised Stephen if He would behave himself I would learn him to read if he wished he answered in the affirmative after some debate I told him unless he left off to use bad language It would be of no Service to him”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 73.