Tiie Boston Transcript says : " A duel on the Puritan soil of Massaohusetts wouid not be an entirely unheardof thing. Ia fact, tho first afïair of honor in American annals is one that took place in 1621 at Flmonth, between two serving-men, who wore therefor sentenced by the stern and prompt moralista of our ancien t heirarchy to be tied neck and heels togeüier for 24 hours. The next famons duel, too, chronicled in América, was that on Boston Common (under the late lamented big elm), in 1728, when young Woodbridge killed young Phillips with hia sword, to the great and painful scandal and excitement of tho oommunity. Dueling was not alwaya under the quasi stigma now Rttaehing to it. Gen. Washington approved of Gen. Greene's decisión to ao cept a ohallenge, if the latter thought his houor would suffer f rom a refusal."