1786 – Samuel Hoar died at the age of 78. He was a Unitarian religious educator and a vehement abolitionist. He graduated from Harvard College in 1802 and then studied law. Sternly opposed to any travel on Sunday, it was said that he would stop a tornado if it were going through town on Sunday. He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate, Governor’s Council, and the U.S. Senate. He was also Sunday school superintendent and teacher in the First Parish in Concord and a strong Unitarian Churchman all his life.
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