I don't know if the following is related to your "missing pieces. It is related to the founding and settlement of Savannah, Georgia.
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGA, by George White, published 1853; pages 17 & 18; on line via Heritage Quest.
EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE TRUSTEES
Jany. 16, 1739-40. -- Lieut. Delegal, Capt. Dymond, and Mr. Aspourger, asked by the trustees their opinion about the climate of Georgia, -- declared they thought it very healthy, and that in the hottest weather there are fine breezes in the middle of the day. As to the goodness of the soil, "there was a great quantity of good land, called mixt land." Lieut. Delegal said that the white Mulberry tree grows wild, as well as the black.
Capt. Dymond, Lieut. Delegal, and Mr. Aspourger, declared that they had all seen the prickly pear shrub in Georgia, and the Cochineal Fly upon it, -- that there are great numbers of those trees, which grow wild in the southern part of the Province; and that the islands are full of them. -- That they have taken the fly between their fingers, and through green upon the tree, it dyes the fingers, (if squeezed) with a deep red colour. Lieut. Delegal said, the dye of it could not be easily washed off with soap.
Lieut. Delegal said that the trees for masts are very tall, twenty miles up in the country from St. Simons.