In 1790 it was re-opened, and on this occasion for the first time a prayer was made for the president of the United States.
With intervals between there followed a long period when lay readers chiefly conducted the church services.
In 1800, on February 22, there was a service in commemoration of the death of Washington.
In 1824 full repairs were made, the box pews were changed to square, and other alterations were made.
In 1826, the church was regularly re-opened.
On October 15, 1861, the one hundredth anniversary was observed, and then was first heard the Harvard chime.
Soon after the old wine-glass pulpit was removed.
The present rector came to the Church in 1892, and ministers to a prosperous and peaceful parish.
The interesting relics to be seen in the church are the communion service, bearing arms of William and Mary, and forming part of a larger set given (1694) to the rector of King's Chapel, Boston, by these sovereigns.
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