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In Their Own Words

August 30, 1738

Welcome Rain after Heat

William Stephens wrote of some welcome rain after a spell of intense heat:

“…Fine Rain, very comfortable and refreshing, after violent Heat for awhile past, was the best worth Notice of any Thing that this Day produced.”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 191.