1828-1833. ÆT. 25-30.
Settled as Colleague of Rev. Henry Ware. -- Married to Ellen Louisa Tucker. -- Sermon at the Ordination of Rev. H. B. Goodwin. -- His Pastoral and Other Labors. -- Emerson and Father Taylor. -- Death of Mrs. Emerson. -- Difference of Opinion with some of his Parishioners. -- Sermon Explaining his Views. -- Resignation of his Pastorate.
ON the 11th of March, 1829, Emerson was ordained as colleague with the Reverend Henry Ware, Minister of the Second Church in Boston. In September of the same year he was married to Miss Ellen Louisa Tucker. The resignation of his colleague soon after his settlement threw all the pastoral duties upon the young minister, who seems to have performed them diligently and acceptably. Mr. Conway gives the following brief account of his labors, and tells in the same connection a story of Father Taylor too good not to be repeated : --
" Emerson took an active interest in the public affairs of Boston. He was on its School Board, and was chosen chaplain of the State Senate. He invited the anti-slavery lecturers into his church, and helped philanthropists of other denominations in their work.