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In Their Own Words

August 15, 1745

Non-English Settlers Did Well

As president of Georgia, William Stephens once again observed in his journal the success of the non-English settlers in Georgia:

“…[T]he Dutch, Swiss, &c, who had only their own Strength to trust to have very commendably applyed themselves to labour in the field, which now they see recompenced with the appearance of a plentifull Crop; and tis a delightfull prospect to see that part of the Colony for several miles extent, laid open and Cultivated, contiguously one Lot with another, with families settled in decent habitations upon each.”

Source: E. Merton Coulter (ed.), The Journal of William Stephens, 1743-1745 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1959), pp. 237-238.