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  • 31-77 #1- The Setting - Sept '06 31-77 #1- The Setting - Sept '06
  • 31-77 #2- The 1879 Hudson Town Hall 31-77 #2- The 1879 Hudson Town Hall
  • 31-77 #3- On Aurora Street 31-77 #3- On Aurora Street
  • 31-77 #4- The Church Today 31-77 #4- The Church Today
  • 31-77 The marker 5/26/2013 31-77 The marker 5/26/2013
  • 31-77 John Brown 31-77 John Brown
Title, side A
First Congregational Church of Hudson
Text, side A
On this site, the first meetinghouse owned by the Hudson Congregational Church was dedicated March 1, 1820, twenty-one years after David Hudson first came to the Hudson area. Its members met here until they completed their sanctuary on Aurora Street in 1865. In August 1835, church members unanimously adopted a resolution declaring that slavery is"a direct violation of the law of Almighty God." At a November 1837 prayer meeting, church member and anti-slavery leader John Brown made his first public vow to destroy slavery.
Location
Hudson Town Hall, East & Main Streets