Assembly at Concord

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Assembly at Concord


Concord, CT


The Assembly at Concord was a planned preaching stop by George Whitefield during March of his 1764 tour. Wheelock was invited, but declined because of his health. It appears that Whitefield did not actually preach the sermon, and instead deferred to popular local preacher Daniel Bliss. The Assembly at Concord should not be confused with the Connecticut legislative assembly, which alternated location between Concord and Hartford for much of the eighteenth century.


Cole, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism : A Family History. Oxford University Press 1998. Accessed via GoogleBooks. Concord Library. “Daniel Bliss.” Accessed 10/31/2013.