A narrative of the proceedings of sir Edmond Androsse and his complices, who acted by an illegal and arbitrary commission from the late k. James, during his government in New England, by several gentlemen who were of his council [W. Stoughton and others]. (Google eBook)

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s.n., 1691
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Page 9 - And for all this moil unreafonable vexation to a Laborious and Induftrious people, the only Ground pretended was fome defects and wants of form and due manner alledged to be in the way of the...
Page 9 - ... and conveying of all Lands from the Patentees to the Townfhips and People here; which whatever it amounted to might have been eafily remedied, either by an application and reprefentation to the King for the obtaining a General fettlement of all properties (which would have been highly Worthy and Generous for the Governour to have engaged in, on behalf of the People) or by fome other ways that were propofed. But nothing but the way of particular Patenting as abovefaid could prevail.
Page 7 - And when it hath been (as often it was) exprefly and earneftly prayed when matters of greater moment than ordinary were in hand, that the Debate and Refolution of them might be put off till a fuller Council of Members from other feveral parts of the Dominion might be Convened fuch motions were ever difaccepted, and entertained with no little difplacency ; fo that it might be too truly affirmed, that in effect four or five...
Page 9 - Lands, a part of these only was offered to be granted to them, and another part denyed. Nor could any mans own Land be confirmed to him, without a particular Survey of every part and parcel of them first made, the great charges whereof, and of other Fees to be taken would have been to...
Page 7 - The act for regulating the choice of select-men, fyc. wherein the liberty of towns to meet for the managing of their publick affairs referring to their common lands, and all other their concernments, which they had enjoyed for so many years, to their great benefit, was most unreasonably restrained to once a year, and all other convening of inhabitants as a town meeting, upon any pretence or colour whatsoever, was...
Page 8 - Bofton, where it was more than once vehemently urged, and as often denied, it was carried as far as New York, and there an opportunity found for the obtaining of it. 5. The great matter of Properties and Titles to our Lands is the next to be...
Page 8 - ... men that thought it convenient, and were both willing and able, did take Confirmations of their Lands, the numbers of whom in time might have been a...
Page 9 - Majesties behalf, or between old Proprietors and new Grantees, must have had their Decision at the Ordinary Courts of Common Law here upon the Place, where matters of Equity and of a Consideration Transcending all ordinary Cases could not have a proper Cognizance and due Influence in the Decision, Determination and Judgment. 6. Though sufficient Courts of Justice were appointed, and held in the several Counties for the Tryal of all Offenders, yet it was too frequent upon more particular...

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