Erudites like Nicolae Iorga, Bishop Melchisedec, Gheorghe Ghibanescu, Mihail Costachescu, argued that the name of the city would be derived from the boyar Hus (Husul or Husea), as it appears from the documentary given by Stefan cel Mare on 13 March 1489. ( Melchisedec, Chronica Husilor, Buc.1869, p.8) In fact, the first mention of the Husians appears in the Letter of December 17, 1487, sent by Stephen the Great to the Bashweni, a letter written in Huschy-- (I.Bogdan, Documents of Stefan cel Mare, vol. II, pp. 1913, p. 379). The history of Hussites enters a new stage during the time of Stephen the Great (1457-1504), when it will become the reign of the prince. 500 years ago, in 1495, in a time of great economic prosperity of Moldova, the great voivode founded, at Husi, the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.