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November 4

Evangelical Missionary Society

1804 – A group of Unitarian ministers in Worcester and Middlesex counties organized the Evangelical Missionary Society to counter Jedidiah Morse’s diatribe against their growing liberalism. Its constitution said, “The great object of this society is to furnish the means of Christian knowledge and moral improvement to those inhabitants of our own country who are destitute or poorly provided.”

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