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In Their Own Words

July 17, 1742

Good News Regarding Spanish Invasion

William Stephens received more encouraging news regarding the Spanish attempt to invade Georgia; this time from a future Georgia governor:

“… In the Evening arrived John Milledge … who had been at Frederica, was with the General, and brought from his Excellence a Packett [sic] of Letters, wherein was one for me of the 13th with a continuation of his proceedings from the 9th to which time his former reached; and the Success he met with against the Enemy, was wonderfull [sic], even beyond our Immagination [sic]; the Spaniards attempting to attack the Town by water, being repulsed there also, whereupon their whole fleet was now fallen down to the mouth of the Sound … .”

Source: E. Merton Coulter (ed.), The Journal of William Stephens, 1741-1743 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1959), p. 110.