on, by these sovereigns.
These pieces were used there up to 1772, when Thomas Hutchinson became governor.
He was given the crown communion plate and the pulpit furniture to distribute.
The new set of plate went to King's Chapel, and the old was divided between a church at Newburyport and Christ Church here.
There are three pieces here, flagon, chalice and paten.
On the under side of each is written, The gift of K William and Q Mary to ye Rev'd Samuel Myles for ye use of their Maj'ities Chapell in N. England-1694.
Mr. Batchelder, who gives these facts about the service, adds also that it is used only on especial occasions.
There is another silver service and one of gold (the Foote memorial). The silver basin given by Mrs. Grizzel Apthorp is used as the chief alms basin.
A silver service given in 1791 by Mrs. Bethune, (laughter of Benjamin Faneuil, is used for communion-alms.
The original parchment parish-register dating back to 1759 is preserved by the church.