rical Society, for the accompanying copy of a letter by Col. Isaac Royall of Medford, written from Kensington, England, in 1779, to his old friend and tutor, Rev. Samuel Cooke, minister of the Second Parish in Cambridge, located at Monotomy (now Arlington, Mass.) The original of this letter was given by Miss Anna Bradshaw, granddaughter of Samuel Cooke, to Mrs. M. W. Hodgdon, and is now in the possession of her daughter, Miss Ellen W. Hodgdon.
The original letter is beautifully written in a very fine and small hand, covering three pages of letter-sheet 9 1/2 × 15 inches; it is well preserved in a transparent silk cover and is kept in a safe in the State Hocular account of it
The above went by Capt. M. Salter but for fear you should not get it I send this copy by Mr Oliver Smith who will be able to inform you of my health &c and am with respects to yourself and Family and all Cambridge Friends
Friend & h'ble Servt
[Signed] I. Royall The Revd Mr Cooke