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Page 339 - Society," for the purpose of discovering, procuring and preserving whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular...
Page iv - All ye inhabitants in each towne shall choose their military officers from among themselves," and — at stated seasons — "shall openlie in the field be exercised and disciplined by them ;" and that "Every inhabitant of the island above sixteen or under sixty years of age, shall always be provided of a musket, one pound of powder, twenty bullets and two fadom of match, with sword, rest...
Page 294 - Trowbridge, esquires, justices of the Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize, and General Goal Delivery, held at Boston, by adjournment, November 27, 1770.
Page iv - It is ordered, that all ye Inhabitants in each Towne shall choose their Military Officers from among themselves on the first Tuesday after the 12th of March ; and that eight severall times in the yeare, the Bands of each plantation or Towne, shall, openlie in the field, be exercised and disciplined by their Commanders and Officers, in the months of May, August, January and February excepted ; and on the first Monday of ye other months, all the Train Bands to make their personal appearances completely...
Page iv - Province (if they will) to erect an Artillery Garden, and those that are desirous to advance the Art Military, shall have freedom to exercise themselves therein, and to agree of their forme, and choose their officers, as they shall agree among themselves. 25. Provided, shall choose their officers after the 15th of June next, vpon paine of forfeiting Tenn pounds a Town, if neglected.
Page 512 - On the reverse pages of about one-half the volume are recorded minutes of the court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace of Westchester County, from June, 1713, to June, 1723.
Page 251 - The total abolition of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace.
Page 2 - ... region colonized by Williams. It is a remarkable evidence of their drunken propensity, that a special vote of the Town Council was requisite even for so judicious a citizen as Williams to supply them with alcoholic medicine; in the State record, it is noted that " leave was granted to Roger Williams to sell a little wine or strong water to some natives in case of sickness.
Page vii - It authorized the union of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport under the name of "the Incorporation of Providence Plantations in Narragansett Bay in New England," and it granted these towns "full power and authority to govern and rule themselves" and future inhabitants by majority decision, provided that all regulations which were enacted were "conformable to the laws of England" so far as the nature of the place would permit.