Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England: Laws, 1623-1682

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Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff, David Pulsifer
Press of W. White, 1861 - Barnstable County (Mass.)
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Page vi - IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, etc.
Page vi - Having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page vi - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 75 - Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page vi - Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. In WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth and of Scotland, the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620.
Page 6 - That according to the due priviledge of the subject aforesaid no imposicon law or ordnance be made or imposed upon us by ourselves or others at present or to come but such as shall be made or imposed by consent according to the free liberties of the State and Kingdome of England and no otherwise.
Page 151 - HELD of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and common...
Page 29 - ... leave and likeing of their masters : It is therefore enacted by the Court, that if any shall make any motion of marriage to any man's daughter or mayde servant, not having first...
Page vi - November, 1620, it was thought meet for their more orderly carrying on of their affairs, and accordingly by mutual consent they entered into a solemn combination, as a body politic, to submit to such government and governors, laws and ordinances, as...
Page 31 - Court after meeting together may repeale the same and enact any other usefull for the whole and that every Township shall beare their Committees charges and that such as are not ffreemen but have taken the Oath of fidelitie and are masters of famylies and Inhabitants of the said Townes as they are to beare their...

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