Early peoples created Myths, when they could not explain how or why things happened. Traditional historians rely on man's written & drawn records to interpret past progress & myths. Archaeologists' artifacts & science form the basis of our knowledge of civilizations before written & drawn records, most of which seem to be in Africa, Europe, & Asia. We don't know much about ancient cultures here in North America, but we need to.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
1761 Christmas in Virginia - Hopes for Hymnals for the Slaves
Reverend John Wright was a Presbyterian minister active in Cumberland County, Virginia, during the 1760s. On the Feast of the Epiphany, 1761, he wrote to several benefactors in England describing the following Christmas scene: "My landlord tells me, when he waited on the Colonel [Cary] at his country-seat two or three days [ago], they heard the Slaves at worship in their lodge, singing Psalms and Hymns in the evening, and again in the morning, long before break of day. They are excellent singers, and long to get some of Dr. Wattss Psalms and Hymns, which I encourage them to hope for."