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In Their Own Words

January 14, 1740

Stephens Mentioned Rain and Dispute

William Stephens wrote in his journal about a heavy rain and a dispute he had with the man keeping the Trustees’ accounts in colonial Georgia:

“…An exceeding heavy Rain kept every body within Doors all the Day; which Mr. Jones and I spent good Part ot nevertheless together; and upon my asking (now Colonel Flower’s Skooner was unladen) whether or not Mr. Fallowfield had put those contraband Goods into the Trust’s Stores, as he engaged; Mr. Jones told me, that there was no such Thing done; to which I replied that then he had not kept his Word with me in any one Thing insisted on, which he had promised.”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 490.