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In Their Own Words

June 28, 1801

Enjoying Fruit on Election Day

Reuben King wrote in his journal of enjoying a still popular fruit:

“…I went up to Mr. Philps three miles from whare I was at work got plenty of water melon from the generous old man Mr. Hendrakes and Clark went down to the ellection…”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, p. 27.