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‘ [44] England, May 30th, 1770. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the said Province. By Samuel Cooke, A. M., Pastor of the Second Church in Cambridge. Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill, Printers to the honorable House of Representatives. Mdcclxx.’

This sermon is reprinted, with illustrative notes, &c., in Thornton's Pulpit of the American Revolution, pp. 147-186.

‘At Eleven o'clock His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, accompanied by the Honorable His Majesty's Council, the Honorable House of Representatives and a Number of other Gentlemen, preceded by the first Company in Cambridge of the Regiment of Militia, commanded by the Honorable Brigadier Brattle, went in Procession to the Meeting-House, where a Sermon suitable to the Occasion was preached by the Rev'd Mr. Samuel Cooke, of Cambridge, from these words: 2 Samuel. XXIII. 3, 4. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over man must be just, ruling in the fear of God, etc. After Divine Service the Procession returned to Harvard Hall, where an Entertainment was provided.’1Boston Gazette, June 4, 1770.


1771

No. 1271 of Mr. Cooke's discourses is an expository sermon, numbered 4, on Matt. 2: from 12 v. to the end, dated Feb. 24, 1771. Another is No. 6, on Matt. 3:7, to the end, dated Mar. 17, 1771.
No. 1275 is exposition No. 7—Matt. 4: to the end of the 11 v.— dated Mar. 31, 1771.

No. 1278 is expository Nos. 9 and 10—Matt. 5:1, to the 10 v.— dated April 14, 1771.

No. 1279 is exposition No. 11—Matt. 5: 10, to the 20 v.—dated April 21, 1771.

No. 1282 is exposition No. 13—Matt. 6:1, to the end of the 15 v. —dated May 12, 1771.

Another No. 1282 is a sermon on Mark 13:35, 36—dated May 5, 1771—delivered on occasion of the sudden death of James Robbins, drowned at Medford, April 30, 1771. See Genealogies.

No. 1286 is exposition No. 18—Matt. 8: to the 17 v.—dated June 9, 1771.

No. 1301 is exposition No. 29—Matt. 13: from the 20 v. to the end—dated Dec. 2, 1771.

1 In the sermon is this paragraph, descriptive of the status of the average New Englander: ‘There is in the close of our short summer the appearance of plenty in our dwellings; but, from the length of our winters, our plenty is consumed, and the one half of our necessary labor is spent in dispersing to our flocks and herds the in gatherings of the foregoing season; and it is known to every person of common observation that few, very few, except in the mercantile way, from one generation to another, acquire more than a necessary subsistence, and sufficient to discharge the expenses of government and the support of the gospel, yet content and disposed to lead peaceable lives.’

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