Spanish and Portuguese Jews are not so strict insofar as
eating is concerned as the others are. They eat, for instance,
the beef that comes from the warehouse or that is sold anywhere
else. The German Jews, on the other hand, would rather starve
than eat meat they do not slaughter themselves.
The German Jews have in Savannah the same liberties as the
Englishman. They drill with a rifle, as all the soldiers
do. They have no other profession besides farming or dealing
in small trade. The latter comes easier to them than the
former. They even have a doctor, who has the permission
of the Trustees [of the colony] to cure them when they are
The Jews use at their service, which they are holding in
an old and miserable hut, with men and women separated,
the same ceremonies which I have seen in Berlin. A boy speaking
several languages and especially good in Hebrew is their
reader and he is paid for his services. There are not more
than two families who can speak Jewish-German [Yiddish].
They do not know if they will ever get permission from the
Trustees to build a synagogue. It will be quite some time.
As I mentioned before, the Spanish and Portuguese Jews are
against the German Jews and they are going to protest the
petition by the German Jews to build a synagogue.