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Moncure Daniel Conway becomes junior minister for Methodist Church

Moncure Daniel Conway, circa 1849, detail
03/17/1851
At the Methodist Church in Rockville, Maryland, on his nineteenth birthday, Conway was appointed to his first religious post as a junior minister. Under the supervision of Reverend William Prettyman, Conway acted as a traveling preacher, speaking to various congregations within his circuit, sleeping in the homes of generous church members, and gaining experience as a religious official. (By Blake Dickinson)
Source Citation: 
John d'Entremont, Southern Emancipator: Moncure Daniel Conway, The American Years 1832-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 50.

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