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On December 15, 1833, thirty-two men and women founded the Congregational Church. They were all anti-slavery in belief and the church was soon called "the Abolition Church", not a compliment in the divided community of Jacksonville. When the UGRR became active in town, Deacon Elihu Wolcott was known as the chief conductor. Many members of this church bravely risked prison and fines by actively providing shelter, clothing, food, and transportation as the freedom seekers followed the North Star to Canada. At this stop you will meet Julia Wolcott Carter and learn more about Emily Logan as well as other stories of the UGRR.

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