First Parish Unitarian Church
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Plaque commemorating its being the second church organized on the soil of New England. "The first church in Watertown was founded July 30 1630. It was the second church organized on the soil in New England. It was the first church in New England to assert and apply the principle of Congregational independence. It was the first to protest against proscription for religious belief. Its refusal in 1631 to pay taxes without representation in a general court lead to the founding of representive government and marked the beginning of American constitutional history. Members of this church founded the first civil settlement in Connecticut. Thomas Mayhew a member of this church was the first protestant preacher and founder of a church among the Indians of New England.
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Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Unitarian church--Watertown (Mass.)
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