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September 11

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1832 – Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson submitted his letter of resignation to the proprietors of the Second Church in Boston (Unitarian) due to his unwillingness to serve communion. He decided to seek a new profession. Read a short biography of Emerson, or view an exhibit about Emerson from the 2003 Bicentennial of Emerson’s birth.

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