The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4018   Message #696641
Posted By: GUEST,
23-Apr-02 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: John Henry
Subject: RE: The origins of John Henry
The question arises, "What is speculation?" Is it anything that isn't documented? What type of documentation is necessary?

Suppose a witness says "xyz." Suppose that "yz" is independently documented. Is "x" then speculation?

I consider "x" in this case to be supported by evidence, albeit indirect.

This is the nature of the evidence that places John Henry in AL in 1887.