. As to the fire, see note 7
above. A fund made up of sums appropriated by the General Court and donated by other
provinces and private persons was given to the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor
for distribution among those who had suffered losses. See Drake, History and Antiquities of Boston
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.