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In Their Own Words

February 07, 1736

Women Colonists Got Wet

Francis Moore came to Georgia in 1736, keeping a journal of the voyage and settling in Georgia. On this day, the women had their first experience with Georgia rain:

“…all our Women went ashore on Peeper Island to wash their Linnen. A Boat came down from Savannah with some fresh Beef, Pork, Venison and other Refreshments, sent by Mr. Oglethorpe for the People on board this Ship and the London Merchant. In the Evening we had a smart Shower of Rain, which wetted our good Women to the Skins before they could get aboard.”

Source: Our First Visit in America: Early Reports from the Colony of Georgia, 1732-1740 (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1974), pp. 93-94.