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William Cook (1696-1760)
The plain Truths of the Gospel... A Discourse Deliver'd at Hanover, December 1st. 1756. When the Reverend Mr. Samuel Baldwin was Ordained Pastor of the Church there
1757. Boston; New-England, Printed by Green & Russell at their Office in Queen-street, M,DCC,LVII. [1757]. First Edition. 27, [1 (blank)]pp. Small 8vo., without half-title. Pamphlet. Approx. 7¼ x 5 inches, in contemporary, homemade, two-piece coarse paper cover with annotations; hand-stitched. Ownership inscriptions: on upper homemade cover, "Lydia Studley Her Book", and on verso of final leaf, "Lydia Studley." Pamphlet irregularly trimmed at all edges and with rounded corners; foxing and minor soiling; very good. Rare colonial Boston sermon given on the occasion of the installation of the Reverend Samuel Baldwin (1731-1784) as pastor of the First Congregational church in Hanover, Massachusetts following the death of Reverend Benjamin Bass. The printed sermon bears an inscription saying that this copy was gifted by Baldwin to a Lydia Studley, perhaps a parishioner. She is possibly Lydia Studley (1748-1828) of Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The provenance is in manuscript at the foot of page 27: "Lydia Studley Her Book. Given to her by the Reverend Mr. Samuel Baldwin." This ordination sermon was delivered by Rev. William Cook who was born in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1696. He graduated from Harvard College and was subsequently ordained to the ministry in 1723. He served as pastor of the East Church in Sudbury (the town where the ordinand was born) until his death in 1760.¹ Cook preached on St. Paul's farewell sermon to the Church at Ephesus as recounted in Acts 20:20-"I kept back nothing that was profitable to you"-words quite suitable for an ordinand beginning … [Click Below for Full Description]
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