Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: 1642-1649

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W. White, printer to the commonwealth, 1853 - Massachusetts

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Page 4 - ... taking into consideration the great neglect of many parents and masters in training up their children in learning, and labor and other...
Page 4 - Court within this jurisdiction; and for this end they, or the greater number of them, shall have power to take account from time to time of all parents and masters, and of their children, concerning their calling and employment of their children, especially of their ability to read and understand the principles of religion and the capital laws of this country...
Page 199 - ... where any towne shall increase to the number of 100 families or householders, they shall set up a grammar schoole the master thereof being able to instruct youth so farr as they may be fited for the university, provided, that if any towne neglect the performance hereof above one yeare, that every such towne shall pay 5 pounds to the next schoole till they shall performe this order.
Page 199 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 17 - If any man shall ravish any maid or single woman, (committing carnall copulation with her by force, against her will) that is above the age of ten years ; he shall be either punished with death, or with some other grievous punishment, according to circumstances, at the discretion of the Judges : and this Law to continue till the Court take further order. 13. If any man stealeth a man, or man-kinde, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 199 - Scriptures, as in formr times by keeping ym in an unknowne tongue, so in these lattr times by perswading from y* use of tongues, y* so at least y* true sence & meaning of y originall might be clouded by false glosses of saint seeming deceivers, y...
Page 45 - ... enioyned wth what convenient speed they may to determine any such difference as may arise upon any information given them by the said commoners ; & so much of any former order as concerns the improvement of common feilds, & that is hearby provided for, is hearby repealed.
Page 7 - ... if they meet with any difficulty or opposition which they cannot well master by their own power, they may have recourse to some of the magistrates, who shall take such course for their help and encouragement as the occasion shall require according to justice...
Page 78 - Mr. John Winthrope, jun., is granted y" hill at Tantousq, about 60 miles westward, in which the black-leade is ; and liberty to purchase some land there of the Indians
Page 199 - ... send their children be not oppressed by paying much more yn they can have ym taught for in othr townes ; & it is furthr ordered, y...

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