In Their Own Words
November 13, 1737
Church Not Well Attended
“…The Congregation was very thin again, which I was sorry to see ; but I found that the Magistrates, and many of the principal Inhabitants of late, had wholly absented themselves from Church ; nevertheless, I thought it my Duty not to abstain from the publick Worship, whatever Failings the Minister might have, which in Time would be more fully known, whether more or less grievous, but at present represented in a bad Light by too many.”
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 24.