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In Their Own Words

June 17, 1738

Deadly Heat in Colonial Georgia

The heat in colonial Georgia turned deadly on this day, as noted by William Stephens in his journal:

“…The Heat was so excessive, that few People dared stir Abroad; the like having not been known before, since the first Comers settled (as they reported) so early in the Year. A Planter of Carolina, who was at one of our publick Houses, where he dined, and was well in Appearance, after Dinner complaining that the Heat overcame him, sat down in a Chair, and died suddenly … “

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 157.