rly forty years, he died March 4, 1728.
The receipt by which Samuel Myles, of Boston, in Co. of Suffolk, etc., Clerk, for and in consideration of £ 28 current money pd by Nath'l Dows, of Charlestown, treasurer of said town, doth remise, release, and forever quit claim unto said Town, etc., etc., the amount of its indebtedness to him ‘from the beginning of the world unto the present time,’ is a curious specimen of legal writing of that day. It was signed 27 March, 1699, and witnessed by Jno. Cutler and Thomas Parks.
We are not without evidence that the colonists of the stricter sort did not relish any return to Episcopacy.
Was it Samuel Myles' influence that caused the May-pole to be set up in Charlestown?
Frothingham, page 221, says, under date of May, 1687, ‘the May-pole was again cut down, and it was noised about that Samuel Phipps, one of the selectmen, led and encouraged the watch to cut it down.’
During the Andros persecution Charlestown had its trials along with ot