December 10th – American Minute – Slavery Abolished in Cuba

"The abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years in the Island of Cuba, so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Christian civilization...Resolved...the people of the Island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free."

December 5th – American Minute – A Revolutionary Hero and Preacher

In 1811, Dr. Hugh Williamson wrote a respected book, "Observations of the Climate in Different Parts of America," in which he refuted "higher criticism" of scripture and gave scientific explanation for the credibility of stories in the Bible, such as Noah's flood and the events of Moses' exodus.