A Chronological Sketch of the Legislation from 1752 to 1884 on the Subject of Printing the Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massachusetts Bay: With a Table Showing the Progress of the Work Done by the Present Commission, Etc

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Province Law Commission, 1889 - Law - 47 pages
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Page 43 - All the laws which have heretofore been adopted, used, and approved in the Province, Colony or State of Massachusetts Bay, and usually practised on in the courts of law, shall still remain and be in full force, until altered or repealed by the Legislature ; such parts only excepted as are repugnant to the rights and liberties contained in this Constitution.
Page 39 - ... to the seventeenth day of June, in the year seventeen hundred and seventy-four,* and to contract for the printing of one volume of the same during the present year, to be distributed according to the provisions of chapter three, section two, of the General Statutes. Resolved, That the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the publication of said laws, of which sum not above three thousand dollars shall be expended during the present year.
Page 20 - The legislature again, in 1812, appointed him chairman of a committee to collect and publish the charters, and the public and general laws of the late colony and province of Massachusetts Bay; and, at a subsequent period, to revise and consolidate the various statutes regulating the Probate Court.
Page 3 - Law, which shall have passed in your Government, and shall have received Our Royal Approbation, unless You take Care that there be a Clause inserted therein, suspending and deferring the Execution thereof, until Our Pleasure shall be known concerning the same.
Page 3 - Ends proposed, and to transmit the same to Our Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, in order to be laid before Us for Our further Directions therein.
Page 32 - Statutes. I earnestly recommend the collection and publication under the patronage of the Commonwealth, of the Statutes enacted between the time of the union of the two colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay under the (Charter of William and Mary in 1691, and that of the adoption of the Constitution of 1780. Not more than a moiety of these Provincial Laws are to be found among the accumulations of the State Library ; but the zeal and intelligent industry of one gentleman of the bar, has enabled...
Page 39 - June 1, 1867. cil be authorized to cause to be prepared for publication the acts and laws of the late province of Massachusetts Bay, with such of the laws and orders recorded in the general court record as are of legal and historical importance, from the arrival of the province charter in the year sixteen hundred and ninety two, to the seventeenth day of June, in the year seventeen hundred and seventy-four...
Page 21 - And that the said committee be required to proceed as soon as conveniently may be in the execution of the purposes of this resolve. And be it further resolved, that the...
Page 24 - ... Massachusetts Bay under the (Charter of William and Mary in 1691, and that of the adoption of the Constitution of 1780. Not more than a moiety of these Provincial Laws are to be found among the accumulations of the State Library ; but the zeal and intelligent industry of one gentleman of the bar, has enabled him^ after years of careful search, to complete a collection of them. They are of inestimable value on account of their historical interest, their usefulness in throwing light upon subsequent...
Page 33 - Andrew, in his inaugural addresses for the years 18(il and 1802, that the Legislature provide for the " collection and publication, under the patronage of the commonwealth, of the statutes enacted between the time of the union of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, under the charter of William and Mary...

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