A Sermon Preached at Cambridge, in the Audience of His Honor Thomas Hutchinson, Esq; Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief; the Honourable His Majesty's Council, and the Honourable House of Representatives, of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 30th, 1770, Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for Said Province.

Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill, 1770. First edition. 8vo. 47 pp. Lacking the half-title. With memory of the Boston Massacre still fresh, Cooke remarks "military aid has ever been deemed dangerous to a free civil state and often has been used as an effectual engine to subvert it" and closes the sermon with a plea for "our African slaves and humbly propose the pursuit of some effectual measures, at least, to prevent the future importation of them." Reprinted in John W. Thornton's Pulpit of the American Revolution, 1860. Sabin 16348. Evans 11613. Foxed, ink numeral "5" at head of title page, early ink names on title page and blank verso of final leaf, some ink markings in margins, tear in final leaf and damage along its hinge (not affecting text), still a good solid copy. Disbound pamphlet. (#5872). Item #58553

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