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In Their Own Words

August 10, 1738

Search for Missing Man Recorded

William Stephens recorded the search for a missing man [see August 9 entry]:

“The Horsemen went out several Ways toward those Parts where the Man had lost himself, and continued their Search all Day, firing Pistols, and calling frequently on each other; but returned in the Evening without Success; and the Indians who went out with them continued Abroad all Night, endeavouring to find some Track of him; but our Hopes began to fail of making any good Discovery… .”

Source: William Stephens, A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia (London: 1742) as reprinted (no city cited: Readex Microprint Corp.,1966) Vol. I, pp. 259-260.