The Massachusetts Civil List for the Colonial and Provincial Periods, 1630-1774

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J. Munsell, 1870 - Massachusetts - 172 pages
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Page 11 - Lieutenants, Ensigns, or any of like moment or to remove such upon misdemeanor, as also to set out the duties and powers of the said officers.
Page 11 - England, shall be, from time to time, and forever hereafter, a body corporate and politic, in fact and name, by the name of the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in New England, in America...
Page 12 - The governor and deputy were elected by papers, wherein their names were written; but the assistants were chosen by papers, without names, viz. the governor propounded one to the people ; then they all went out, and came in at one door, and every man delivered a paper into a hat. Such as gave their vote for the party named, gave in a paper with some figures or scroll in it ; others gave in a blank.
Page 11 - It was generally agreed upon, by erection of hands, that the governor, deputy governor, and assistants should be chosen by the whole court of governor, deputy governor, assistants, and freemen, and that the governor shall always be chosen out of the assistants.
Page 12 - Court, and that such persons as shall be hereafter so deputed by the freemen of the several plantations to deal in their behalf in the public affairs of the Commonwealth, shall have the full power and voices of all the said freemen, derived to them for the making and establishing of laws, granting of lands, &c., and to deal in all other affairs of the Commonwealth wherein the freemen have to do, the matter of election of magistrates and other officers only excepted, wherein every freeman is to give...
Page 12 - ... that it shall be free and lawful for all freemen to send their votes for elections by proxy, the next general court in May, and so for hereafter, which shall be done in this manner : The...
Page 65 - discover to me so much of the Inclination of your House to support the fraudulent, pernicious Scheme commonly called the Land-Bank . . . that I judge it derogatory to the King's Honour and Service, and inconsistent with the Peace and Welfare of this People, that you sit any longer.
Page 12 - ... which shall be chosen, shall cause the freemen of their towns to be assembled, and then to take such freemen's votes as please to send by proxy for every magistrate, and seal them up severally, subscribing the magistrate's name on the back side, and so to bring them to the court sealed, with an open roll of the names of the freemen 'that so send by proxy.
Page 34 - ... progress in England, that the invitations addressed to the ministers were declined. Little time had passed, after the temper of King Charles's last Parliament began England, to manifest itself, when Hugh Peter of Salem 1641.
Page 14 - ... and marked papers are numbered, and, according to the major part of either, the man in nomination stands elected or rejected. And so for all the Assistants. And after every new election, which is, by their patent, to be upon the last Wednesday in every Easter term, the new Governor and officers are all new sworn.

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