Calendar
Jan January
Feb February
Mar March
Apr April
May May
Jun June
Jul July
Aug August
Sep September
Oct October
Nov November
Dec December

In Their Own Words

November 30, 1738

Festival of St. Andrew Celebrated

The “Scotch” were celebrated with a festival on this day in Savannah, as noted by William Stephens :

“…This being the Festival of St. Andrew, which the Scotch always celebrate in the best Manner they can; and was annually taken Notice of here, as a Compliment due to that Nation: Upon my going out towards Noon, I observed there was no Flag hoisted at the Guard, nor any Preparations to fire any Guns, as customary; Mr. Causton now not concerning himself in such Affairs, the other Magistrates either forgetting or neglecting it, and Mr. Jones unacquainted with it; wherefore upon my telling him what had been usual, he ordered some damaged Powder (fit for all such Occasions) to be delivered for the present Purpose; and I ordered the Flag to be displayed: Whereupon the Scotch of best Distinction all assembled at a Tavern, where several others joined them, who thought it would be kindly taken, towards Evening; when eleven Guns were fired, several publick Healths were drank, and all was well; which I was glad to see, thinking it would produce no Good if such a Body of People received an Opinion, that they were thought not worth regarding.”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, pp. 235-236.