Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Volume 9

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The Society, 1907 - Massachusetts
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Page 1769 - I have now forgotten, gave offense to the Assembly. He was taken up, censured, and imprisoned for a month, by the Speaker's warrant, I suppose, because he would not discover his author.
Page 1769 - Monday the fourteenth current, are humbly of opinion that the tendency of the said paper is to mock religion, and bring it into contempt, that the Holy Scriptures are therein profanely abused, that the revered and faithful ministers of the gospel are injuriously reflected on, His Majesty's Government affronted, and the peace and good order of His Majesty's subjects of this Province disturbed, by the said Courant ; and for precaution of the like offence for the future, the Committee humbly propose.
Page 1769 - I did not give them any satisfaction, they content'd themselves with admonishing me, and dismissed me, considering me, perhaps, as an apprentice, who was bound to keep his master's secrets. During my brother's confinement, which I resented a good deal, notwithstanding our private differences, I had the management of the paper; and I made bold to give our rulers some rubs in it, which my brother took very kindly, while others began to consider me in an unfavorable light, as a young genius that had...
Page 309 - Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, the Honourable the Council and House of Representatives of said Province, in General Court Assembled Dec.
Page 301 - Do thou, great Liberty, inspire our souls, and make our lives in thy possession happy, or our deaths glorious in thy just defence.
Page 1769 - That James Franklin, the printer and publisher thereof, be strictly forbidden by this Court to print or publish the NewEngland Courant, or any other pamphlet or paper of the like nature, except it be first supervised by the Secretary of this Province...
Page 1745 - Fifthly, both the day of the week and the day of the month may be misprinted.
Page 300 - The united voice of all His Majesty's free and loyal subjects in AMERICA, — LIBERTY and PROPERTY, and no STAMPS.
Page 1769 - Indenture should be return'd to me with a full Discharge on the Back of it, to be shown on Occasion; but to secure to him the Benefit of my Service I was to sign new Indentures for the Remainder of the Term, which were to be kept private.
Page 1769 - The late Publisher of this Paper finding so many inconveniences would arise by his carrying the Manuscripts and publick News to be supervis'd by the Secretary, as to render his carrying it on unprofitable, has intirely dropt the Undertaking...

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