1835 - Born on the 18th of December at Roxbury, Massachusetts.
1853 - He graduated at the University of New York.
1856 - He studied law and was admitted to the bar.
1860 - He was ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, after studying theology with his uncle.
- He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Terre Haute, Indiana for five years.
1865 - He became the pastor of the New England Church in New York City.
- He was secretary of the American Union Commission (later called the American Freedmen's Bureau).
1869 - He resigned as a pastor to devote himself to literature.
- He was an associate editor of Harper's Magazine, and editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly.
1876 - He was co-editor of The Christian Union.
1881 - He was editor-in-chief of The Christian Union.
1888 - He succeeded as pastor of Plymouth Church.
1893 - He renamed "The Christian Union" to "The Outlook"; this periodical reflected his efforts toward social
reform, and, in theology, a liberality,
humanitarian and nearly unitarian.
1909 - His son, Lawrence Fraser Abbot,accompanied President Roosevelt on a tour of Europe and Africa.
1913 - He was expelled from the American Peace Society because military preparedness was vigorously
advocated in the "Outlook" where he was editor-in-chief
1922 - He died on the 22nd of October.
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