Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 1752-1775

Adelaide Lisetta Fries

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Then the volume took up in detail the journey of Bishop Spangen berg and his party across North Carolina in search of suitable land for a new Moravian settlement; and followed this with a full account of the first eighteen years of Wachovia, as the acre tract and the settlement thereon were both called. This first volume contained an edited translation of the Memorabilia and Diaries of Wachovia, giving the story so far as possible in continu ous form, interrupted as little as might be by the introduction of col lateral material. The interest aroused by this simple narrative, how ever, has brought up the question of whether there was additional ma terial which should be printed. By way of answer it may be said that of the additional papers of this period in the Salem Archives few require insertion, though there are signatures of historic value, for the Brethren in North Carolina maintained a steady correspondence with Bethlehem, Pa., and the Church Boards in Europe, and the names of many leaders of the Unity are found in the collection of letters, even though the absence of postal facilities prevented the number of letters filed from, being actually very large. Apart from their personal interest these letters contain advice asked and given, negotiations for the filling of various offices, recommendations sent and directions received, and in so far as they affected the general life of the Moravians in North Carolina they are mirrored in the Diaries, so that in most cases it is unnecessary to make more than this passing mention of them. But a few letters of special import, certain extracts that seem of value, have been selected and to these have been added certain other letters, papers, and extracts, which were sent from Salem to Bethlehem, and are on file in the Archives there, and which have been selected and translated by the editor during a Visit made to that city for this especial purpose.