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,
May 10, 1643: The General Court say that the whole plantation, within this jurisdiction, is divided into four shires; to wit, Essex, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Suffolk.
Each had eight towns, except Norfolk, which had six.
June 4, 1689: Ensign Peter Tufts was chosen by the town as Representative, according to thof Votes.
Dec. 18, 1788.William Hull16.
Oct. 4, 1790.Elbridge Gerry46.
Nov. 2, 1792.Suffolk, Fisher Ames16.
Essex, Benjamin Goodhue16.
Middlesex, Samuel Dexter12.
For the three counties, or district.
Nov. 2, 1792.John Coffin Jones15.
For the state at large, except Maine.
Nov. 3, 1794.Bted and acknowledged by the said James Sullivan and Christopher Gore, Esqrs., or the survivors of them, and recorded in the Registry of Deeds, in the Counties of Middlesex and Norfolk respectively, should be as good and sufficient in law, and should have the same force and effect, as though the same were made, executed, and acknowl