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In Their Own Words

December 08, 1737

Comments on Malcontents and Wesley

Trustees’ secretary William Stephens recorded in his journal:

“… In the Afternoon I has some Conference with Mr. Causton (as indeed it was necessary to impart our Thoughts how to break through this stubborn Knot of ill-designing People, and restore Unity as far as possible) and it was both our Opinions, that if the Parson [John Wesley] had taken a few more with him [back to England], of such as he then made his Companions; the colony would be better without them… .”

Source: William Stephens, A Journal of the Proceeding in Georgia ([no city cited]: Readex Microprint Corporation, 1966), Vol. I, p. 53.