The Husking Bee is a great event. Everybody loved it. It was in a barn, with music, singing, food, and drinks. People were eager to find a red ear of corn.
All along everyone thought John loved Judith, but he actually loves Mercy. John goes to the Woods to ask to court Mercy and Judith thins its for her, and gets all excited. John felt bad for Judith and proposed to her. Kit was mad.
The Charter is the rules the town lives by. With having the new Governor, Governor Andros he could take the Charter and change the rules the town is living by. We assume William hid it or knows where it is, so Andros can't get it.