In Their Own Words
August 18, 1740
Refreshing Rain and Peaches in Colonial Georgia
“…A fine Shower of Rain falling, was exceeding delightful and refreshing, the Heats for a while past having been more than ordinary violent; nevertheless the Town had the great Blessing of Health to a Degree far beyond its Neighbours cross the River in Carolina, which it was to be wished might not be impaired, as the Fall came on, through the immense Quantity of Peaches growing every where, which our People have long eaten with Greediness, alike with the Swine, that have in great Part been fed with them. …”
Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, pp. 644-645.