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In Their Own Words

September 27, 1738

News of Oglethorpe Return Received

On this day, William Stephens received word that James Oglethorpe had returned to Georgia:

“…A little after Noon a Boat arrived from Frederica, wherein came Mr. Thomas Jones, by whom we were informed, that the General, with the Blanford Man of War and five Transports, arrived safe and well at St. Simon’s on Monday was Se’nnight the i8th Instant, all in good Health: So long was this good News in finding its Way to us. …”

Source: Allen D. Candler, ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. IV, Stephens’ Journal 1737-1740, Atlanta, GA, 1906, p. 206.