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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.