French Huguenots and Family Worship

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manakin-mapThis is a portion of a letter cited in the book, Presbyterians in the South.

“In the year 1700 great numbers of Huguenots [French reformed Christians] landed in America; some on the James River, and some on the Rappahanock. They selected for their place of residence the Manikin Town… There the Huguenots built a house for the worship of God in the center of the settlement. Here they had worship twice a day on the Sabbath, conducting the service after the manner of the Germans. Such sweet singing [of psalms] I have never heard since. They kept up worship in their families three times a day.”

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