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The first annual conference of the National Unitarian Church opened at the Atheneum in New York City

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
04/05/1865
The first ever annual conferernce of the National Unitarian Church opened in New York City at the Atheneum with around four hundred delegates representing areas all around the northern United States and Canada.  Governor Andrew of Massachusetts was selected as chair.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"National Unitarian Convention," Chicago Tribune, April 6, 1865, p. 4.  
"The Unitarian Convention," New York Times, April 6, 1865, p. 8.

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