So ably and promptly did he fill his trust, that the town elected him eight times in succession.
From his own farm he supplied the army with wood while in Charlestown and on Winter Hill.
June 10, 1776: The Selectmen assemble the inhabitants of Medford for this high solemn purpose, namely:--
To know the minds of the toel Royal was appointed one of the Mandamus Councillors for this Province by his Majesty, Aug. 9, 1794; but he did not take the oath of office.
1743: He gave Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage.
While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary.
In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestleman's house in Antigua; and its present owner, Mrs. Tidd, has carefully preserved the form given to it by Colonel Royal.
It was at first within the limits of Charlestown; and Colonel Royal was chosen Representative by that town nine years in succession, from 1743 to 1752.
In 1752, he was promoted to a seat at the Council Board,