In Their Own Words
October 26, 1739
Report on Sick Soldiers Received
“…An Express from the South, with Letters, &c. to the General; which brought ill News from the Camp, that they were grown very sickly, and that they had not Officers sufficient to do the common Duty; but the Sickness did not prove mortal, being a Sort of Ague and Fever with regular Intermission, which pulled many down, both Officers and Soldiers, to a very weak State; such as is pretty common in these Parts, at certain Seasons, especially among fresh People from Europe, and is usually termed a Seasoning. … “
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 438.