The Journals & Notebook of
 Nathan Bangs 1805-1806, 1817


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In 1813 Bangs was appointed as the presiding elder in charge of all circuit riders working in the Rhinebeck district (a district of the New York Conference). He held this post until the end of 1816.

[Retrospective entry:] May 1813

At our next annual Conference May 5th 1813, which sat in Amenia, I was appointed to the Rhinebeck district. Although this station was not the object of my choice, I have not met with the many difficulties I had anticipated, but enjoyed my mind much better than I expected I should. We have had the happiness to witness several gracious revivals, particularly the last year [1816]. Both Preachers and people have treated me with more kindness and attention than I have reason to look for. In this station I have continued three years.

May 1812

May 1816

Primary Sources

Abel Stevens Life and Times of Nathan Bangs Stevens on Bangs's appointment as presiding elder of the Rhinebeck disctict




Edited by Scott McLaren
Book History Practicum
University of Toronto