VOLUME XXVI, now completed, contains the Transactions of the Society at sixteen meetings, from March, 1924, to December, 1926, both included, in continuation of Volume XXV. Pages 1 to 134, inclusive, have been edited by Mr. Albert Matthews, who was until January 1, 1925, Editor of the Society’s Publications. The rest of the volume has been edited by the present Editor of Publications.

    The Committee gratefully acknowledges the Society’s indebtedness to several institutions, and to many friends and members of this Society, for permission to reproduce documents in their possession, for the gift of plates, or for other courtesies, especially: the Warden and Fellows of All Souls’ College, Mr. William B. Goodwin, Mr. Chester N. Greenough, Mr. Francis R. Hart, Mr. William G. Mather, Mr. Harold Murdock, Mr. Alexander J. Wall, Librarian of the New York Historical Society, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Harvard College Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Public Record Office, London.

    For the Committee of Publication,

    Samuel Eliot Morison,


    Boston, May 25, 1927.