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  • Mather conducted an open-air missionary tour in the Midlands and the North with some success.
  • Of these it is enough to name John Cotton, able both as a divine and as a statesman, potent in England by his expositions and apologies of the " New England way," potent in America for his organizing and administrative power; Thomas Hooker, famed as an exponent and apologist of the " New England way "; John Eliot, famous as the " apostle of the Indians," first of Protestant missionaries to the heathen; Richard Mather, whose influence and work were carried on by his distinguished son, and his still more distinguished grandson, Cotton Mather.
  • COTTON MATHER (1663-1728), American Congregational clergyman and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 12th of February 1663.
  • He was the grandson of Richard Mather, and the eldest child of Increase Mather, and Maria, daughter of John Cotton.
  • Mather took some part as adviser in the Revolution of 1689 in Massachusetts.

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