Mary Prince et al. in Spring Gardens Moravian Church, St John's, Antigua - between 1818 and at the end of 1820

from The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Related by Herself. With a Supplement by the Editor., page 17:

The Moravian ladies (Mrs. Richter, Mrs. Olufsen, and Mrs. Sauter) taught me to read in the class; and I got on very fast. In this class there were all sorts of people, old and young, grey headed folks and children; but most of them were free people. After we had done spelling, we tried to read in the Bible. After the reading was over, the missionary gave out a hymn for us to sing. I dearly loved to go to the church, it was so solemn. I never knew rightly that I had much sin till I went there. 

cite as

Mary Prince, and Thomas Pringle and Susanna Strickland (ed.), The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Related by Herself. With a Supplement by the Editor. (London, 1831), p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1628588520794 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Spring Gardens Moravian Church, St John's, Antigua

Listeners

Mary Prince
slave
1780's-

Listening to

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Moravian hymn singing performed by a congregation of enslaved and self-emancipated people

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1818 and at the end of 1820
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Mary Prince began attending meetings at Spring Gardens Moravian Church 1818/1819; the missionary Mrs Richter died in December 1820.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 10 Aug 2021 10:42:01 +0100
Approved on Sun, 15 Aug 2021 12:42:37 +0100