Arlington—at the Foot of the Rocks.
The grand itinerant was Whitefield, to whom Mr. Cooke was opposed.
Mrs. Locke died in 1771, aged 81. Mr. Dunster evidently studied for the ministry with his pastor Rev. Mr. Cooke.
In 1764 Mr. Dunster had but one child, a daughter, born Oct. 1763.—See Henry Dunster and his Descendants (1876), by Samuel Dunster. For the use of this letter we are indebted to Mr. John B. Russell, who received it from Mr. C. H. Morse, formerly of Cambridgeport, now of Washington, D. C.
The Massachusetts House Journals, 1765, Feb. 16, contain mention twice of a petition of Samuel Cooke, of Cambridge, Clerk, praying liberty to sell his children's part of the real estate of their grandfather, the Rev. John Cotton, of Newton, deceased, for the reasons mentioned.
The second mention signifies the request was granted.
See volume of Journal, for the time named, pp. 246, 248.
Nos. 905 and 906 of Mr. Cooke's discourses are minutes of sermons on Acts 9