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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 3 (Jan., 1904), page 235

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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 3 (Jan., 1904), page 235 [Click for larger image]The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XI, No. 3 (Jan., 1904), page 235

EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF THE JOURNEY OF BROS. JOSEPH* [SPANGENHERG] AND MATTHEW REUTZ† THROUGH MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA IN JULY AND AUGUST, 1748. On June 30th, O. S., we left Bethlehem together with Bro. Owen Rice‡ and John Hopsonǁ. We traveled by way of Macungie and Heidelberg, at which latter place Bro. Joseph administered to the little congregation, on July 3rd, a blessed communion service. Then they visited Tulpehocken, Quittopehilla [now Lebanon, Pa.], Warwick [Lititz, Pa.] and Lancaster. Then they continued their journey by way of Kreutz Creek, Catores [Codorus, in York county], Canowago [Conewago, near Littlestown, Adams county], to Manakesy [Monocacy], in Maryland, whence Bro. Owen Rice and Hopson turned southeast to the lower parts of Maryland and Virginia. Bro. Joseph and Matthew Reuz turned first northwest to An- * August Gottlieb Spangenberg, called familiarly Joseph by his brethren, was born July 15, 1704. In 1722 he entered the University of Jena. In 1727 he met Zinzendorf, and in 1733 became his assistant at Herrnhut. In 1744 he was ordained Moravian Bishop, and after Zinzendorf's death, in 1762, he became his successor. He visited America four times, and was for twenty years at the head of the American branch of the Moravian Church. He died, after a long and eminently useful life, on September 18, 1792. Reincke, Register of Moravians, p. 76. † Matthew Reutz arrived in New York with the "Second Sea Congregation," on November 26, 1743. Ordained a Presbyter in 1748. Labored in the Gospel among the Swedes in New Jersey. Reincke, Register of Moravians, pp. 57, 81. ‡ Rev. Owen Rice, from Haverford-West, Wales, came to Pennsylvania with the "First Sea Congregation," on the Catherine, and arrived in Philadelphia June 7, 1742. Ordained a Deacon at Bethlehem. October 27, 1748, by Bishops von Watteville, Spangenberg and Cammerhoff. While in America he was pastor of the congregations at Philadelphia, Bethlehem, New York and in New Jersey. Returned to England in 1754, and was pastor at Wyke, Kingswood, Leominster, Plymouth, Bath and Gomersal, and Gracehill, Ireland. He died at Fulneck, 1787. Communicated by Mr. John W,. Jordan. ǁ John Hopson was a prominent citizen of Lancaster, Pa., and member of the Moravian congregation there. See Reincke, Register of Moravians, p. 103.

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