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


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Bangs was a circuit rider in New York City in 1817 and 1818. In 1819 he became the presiding elder of the New York district.


June 3rd 1817

Our annual Conference convened in Middlebury, Vermont. We had a very harmonious time, Christian Love and concord abounded. The friends of Middlebury were remarkably kind, and affectionate. I received my station this year in New-York where I am at present, content to live and die in the glorious work of an itinerant Methodist Preacher. Much wisdom, patience, and moderation are necessary, to fit me for a successful discharge of my duty, as a minister, a husband, a father, a brother in the Church, a citizen.

7 January 1817

4 July 1817

Primary Sources




station: Another term for circuit.


Edited by Scott McLaren
Book History Practicum
University of Toronto