In Their Own Words
July 13, 1742
Battle of Bloody Marsh News Reached Savannah
“July 13. Tuesday. Towards Evening an Express arrived from the General (over land from Darien) with many letters directed to me… . Wherein was to be seen the Acct. which the Genl. himself gave, of the late Encounters he had with the Enemy [referring to the Battle of Bloody Marsh], which rejoiced us greatly… .”
Source: E. Merton Coulter (ed.), The Journal of William Stephens, 1741-1743 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1959), p. 108.