In Their Own Words
April 04, 1802
Painful Occurence Recorded
Reuben King wrote in his journal of a painful occurrence:
“…I was Stung with 5 bees they pisoned me much and inflamed my body all over…”
Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 40.