Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 1630-1692 ...: 1641-1644. From a contemporaneous copy now in the Boston public library

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county of Suffolk, 1904 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 63 - Robert Shorthose, for swearing by the bloud of God, was sentenced to have his tongue put into a cleft stick, and to stand so by the space of haulfe an houre.
Page 41 - ... for the first offence, & v1 the second, & after to be punished by the Court as they thinke meete ; also, hee is to weare the D outwards, & is enioyned to appeare att the nexte Genall Court, & to contynue there till the Court be ended.
Page 45 - April 1, 1634, it was ordered " that the constable & foure or more of the cheife inhabitants of cfly towne, (to be chosen by all the ffree men there, att some meeteing there,) with the advise of some one or more of the nexte Assistants, shall make a surveyinge of the howses backeside, corne feildes, moweing...
Page 45 - Towne (to be chosen by all the ^ree men there, att some meeteing there) with the advise of some one or more of the nexte Assistants shall make a surveyinge of the howses backeside corne feildes moweing ground, & other lands...
Page 37 - ... to the comon good, both in the losse of a whole day, & bringing othr charges & troubles to the place where the lecture is kept...
Page 44 - I will alwayes indeaV (as in duty I am bound) to advance the peace & wellfaire of this body pollitique, and I will (to my best power & meanes...
Page 78 - Canooe out of w1* the 3 psons were drowned./ & it was ordered that no Canooe should bee vsed at any fferry vpon paine of 51 nor no Canooe to bee made in or iurisdiction before the next generall Court vpon paine of 10'.
Page 21 - It was ordered that noe pson w'soener shall shoote att fowle vpon Pullen Poynte or Noddles Ileland, but that the sd places shalbe reserved for John Perkins to take fowle wth netts.
Page 45 - ... sale or graunt of such howses or lotts as shalbe from time to time entered into ye said booke by the said constable & foure inhabitants or their success™, (whoe shalbe still supplyed vpon death or removeall,) for which entry the purchaser shall pay sixe pence, & the like sume for a coppy thereof, vnder the hands of the said surveyers, or three of them.
Page 111 - ... our first love, &c. I did it only in regard of the manifold occasions and businesses which here at first we meet withal, by which I find in mine own experience (and so I think do others also) how hard it is to keep our hearts in that holy frame which sometimes they were in, where we had less to do in outward things, but not at all intending to impute it as necessary to our condition, much less as a fruit of our precious liberties which we enjoy, which rather tend to the quickening of us, we improving...

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