The Journal of William Stephens: 1741-1743

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Page xxvii - Duty, desiring they wou'd proceed without Him and He would soon retire into the Country, where He should be more at Liberty to mind the more weighty Things of a Future State, not doubting, but the Trustees would enable Him to end his few remaining Days without Care, and Anxiety...
Page xxix - Stephens' childhood was spent at Bowcombe Manor. His disposition was amiable and he was held in esteem by people "of fashion for his manly sense and carriage and with the lower sort of people for his affability and good nature."1 His popularity with all classes was shown when an old family servant, a housekeeper, left him a butter-tub full of money at her death.
Page xi - Stephens was Secretary of the Province of Georgia from 1737 to 1750 and President from 1741 for ten years; The Papers of Sir William Johnson, Vol.
Page xv - Secretary for the Affairs of the Trust within the Province of Georgia.
Page 203 - Air, and boasting of having such intelligence as gave them entire Satisfaction (Viz.) that the Colony was to be put on the same footing with that of Carolina, by an Allowance of Negroes, Lands to be held in Fee Simple, and I know not what more; in the mean while that the Parliament would give the Trustees no Aid for our Support; from whence it was inferr'd that they would relinquish all farther Care about it, &c.
Page 130 - I asked him whom he meant, and on his telling me 'twas my Son (whom I disowned for such in my Reply) I could not refrain from discovering a loss of temper, at such a vile Jackanapes daring so publickly to abett the Actions of a furious, rash Young fellow, who had been censured in Parliament for publishing false and Malicious papers, reflecting on the Honour of the Trustees.
Page 10 - ... Work to be done by other Hands, who are Artists in that Way."24 In November, 1741, Duche started for England with samples of his wares, but returned within a few days when he heard rumors that war with France was imminent: "In case he should fall into the Enemies hands with a Cargo of such value... undoubtedly they would extort that Secret out of him, how, and with what, 'twas made; which if discover'd, would be of inestimable Value to that Nation, and of equal loss to Great Britain.
Page 11 - Sumner having f1nished all he had to do at Thunderbolt, in Framing the whole works intended for the Beacon, began now to carry it down to Tybee, where he landed safely a large raft of the heaviest Timbers that he floated thither, together with a Loading of shorter, which he carried down in a pettyagua; and the rest would soon follow.
Page xxvi - ... Business, but rather retarded it — This Inconvenience could no longer be dispens'd with, and they, this Morning came to a Resolution to wait on him, and let him know, that the Publick Concerns of the Colony had been of late much neglected, and that some means must be taken to prevent it for the Future, hoping thereby, that he would understand their Intention, without putting them under the disagreable Necessity of explaining themselves...
Page xii - No Rum or Brandys nor any other kind of Spirits or Strong Waters by whatsoever Name they are or may be distinguished...

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