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In Their Own Words

December 31, 1802

Year End Thought and Dispute over Darien

Reuben King noted a positive point about the previous year, and commented on a dispute over the (then) small town of Darien:

“…Decemer - the last some Few remarks I have Not been Sick one day this year with a fever. Thare is five Stores in Darien…The town of Darien is held in Dispute between the State of Georgia and John H. McIntosh The last seting of the assembly considered it as land belonging to the State - and I believe after a long dispute the State will hold it”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 58.