Rev. Samuel Cooper

Date: March 5, 1774 “Men, Brethren, Fathers, and Fellow-Countrymen: The attentive gravity; the venerable appearance of this crowded audience; the dignity which I behold in the countenances of so many in this great assembly; the solemnity of the occasion upon which we have met together, joined to a consideration of the part I am to […]

Date: February 24, 1772 “BOSTON, February 24. Last Saturday Afternoon two pettey Officers of His Majesty’s Ship Beaver now in this Harbour, had some Words in a Shop in King Street, which soon arose to Blows on the side of Mr. Bryant, Captain’s Clerk, and were returned by Mr. Quelch, the Gunner, with a Stab […]

Date: May 17, 1773 Epitaphium Dominae Elisae War***. Omnes, flete, dolete, cari virtutis amici: Heu! Nostras terras Dulcis Elisa fugit. Quisnam Novit eam gemitus que negare profundos Posset? permagni est criminis ille reus. – D….. [Editor’s translation from the Latin]: Epitaph of Mistress Elisa War[ren] Everyone, weep, grieve, dear friends of virtue. Alas! Our lands […]