FortFredericaNational Monument has launched an innovative way to participate in the 275th Anniversary of the Founding of Fort Frederica. Starting October 14th, two of Frederica's 1736 settlers will live again on Facebook.
Francis Moore and Reverend Charles Wesley were the only two original settlers known to have written journals. These writings offer a remarkable level of insight about the conditions Frederica's settlers faced in the Georgia wilderness.
Moore's journal starts as he boards the ship Symonds. His descriptions of life aboard ship show the pains the Trustees of Georgia went to in order to insure a safe voyage. Upon his arrival in Georgia his journal describes the very new environmental and living conditions faced by these new emigrants from London.
Wesley's journal is much more personal and details his struggles as Oglethorpe's secretary and the pastor to Frederica's settlers. His words give an understanding of the difficult early days of Frederica's settlement.
Moore and Wesley now have Facebook pages where their journal entries appear as their updates almost daily. To befriend them log on to Facebook and send requests to Facebook.com/FrancisMooreOfFrederica and Facebook.com/TheReverendCharlesWesleyOfFrederica