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In Their Own Words

January 05, 1739

Anonymous Letter Directed at Oglethorpe

William Stephens wrote a rumored letter supposedly left for James Oglethorpe, expressing the concerns of the Malcontents - the group of colonists opposed to the Trustees’ policies in colonial Georgia:

“…Much Talk about Town of an anonymous & Letter said to be found in the Street, supposed to be dropped with Design, and diredled to the General; full of such Politicks as were now in Fashion among us: But I could not readily find a Way to come at a Sight of it, nor to know in whose Hands it was got….”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 256.