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  Definition of Province of Massachusetts Bay
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized October 7, 1691 in North America by the monarch of England.
From 1691, the history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay is usually considered to be the same as that of Massachusetts.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay existed until approximately October 7, 1774 when the General Court of Massachusetts established a provincial congress in response to the tightening control of the crown, and as a preceding act to the revolt of the American Revolutionary War.
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  Province of Massachusetts Bay information - Search.com
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized October 7, 1691 in North America by William and Mary the joint monarchs of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland.
From 1691, the history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay is usually considered to be the same as that of Massachusetts.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay existed until approximately October 7, 1774 when the General Court of Massachusetts established a provincial congress in response to the tightening control of the crown, and as a preceding act to the revolt of the American Revolutionary War.
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  Province of Georgia Information
Another motivation for the founding of the colony was as a "buffer state" or "garrison province" that would defend the southern part of the British colonies from Spanish Florida.
Oglethorpe imagined a province populated by "sturdy farmers" that could guard the border; because of this, the colony's charter prohibited slavery.
In 1758 the province of Georgia was divided into eight parishes, plus another four added in 1765; in 1777, the original eight counties of the State of Georgia were created.
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  Province of Massachusetts Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized October 7, 1691 in North America by William and Mary the joint monarchs of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland.
From 1691, the history of the Province of Massachusetts Bay is usually considered to be the same as that of Massachusetts.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay existed until approximately October 7, 1774 when the General Court of Massachusetts established a provincial congress in response to the tightening control of the crown, and as a preceding act to the revolt of the American Revolutionary War.
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 Massachusetts Bay Company - Encyclopedia.com
In 1629 the New England Company obtained a royal charter as the "Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England." Almost immediately the emphasis changed from trade to religion, as the Puritan stockholders conceived of the colony as a religious and political refuge for their sect.
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR).(People in the News)
Tom O'Shea of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries...
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 State of Massachusetts
Was a county of the former Province of New York, established on September 5, 1665 from 25,100 Square Miles of land that had been granted to the Duke of York in modern Maine.
District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony was a short-lived county formed during the colonial territorial disputes between the Province of Massachusetts and the Province of Maine.
Massachusetts is famous for its summer resorts, such as the sand beaches of Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and from its long irregular shoreline to the rolling Berkshire Hills the state offers a variety of opportunities to those seeking recreation.
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 State of Massachusetts
Was a county of the former Province of New York, established on September 5, 1665 from 25,100 Square Miles of land that had been granted to the Duke of York in modern Maine.
District of Maine, Massachusetts Bay Colony was a short-lived county formed during the colonial territorial disputes between the Province of Massachusetts and the Province of Maine.
Massachusetts is famous for its summer resorts, such as the sand beaches of Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and from its long irregular shoreline to the rolling Berkshire Hills the state offers a variety of opportunities to those seeking recreation.
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 Massachusetts Studies Project
Massachusetts asserted that an encroachment has been made on her territory from Burnt Swamp Corner to the ocean by Rhode Island, who, on her part, claimed that the jurisdictional line of Massachusetts from that corner to the Connecticut line was, in its whole extent, upon the territory of Rhode Island.
The boundary between Massachusetts and New York was from an early period a subject of controversy, New York claiming to the west bank of the Connecticut River, under the charters of 1664 and 1674 to the Duke of York, and Massachusetts claiming to the "South Sea", under the old charters.
Massachusetts agreed to the independence of Vermont in 1781 [and was admitted to the Union as a State in 1791].
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called the Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was an English settlement on the east coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England, centered around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston.
The Province of Maine was granted a royal patent in 1622, which included the coast from the Merrimack River (which is slightly south of the current Massachusetts-New Hampshire border) to the Kennebec River (in the middle of the coast of present-day Maine).
The Province of New Hampshire was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1641 to 1679, and again from 1688 to 1691.
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 A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bay, having a breadth of about forty miles, is formed by Cape Ann, a rocky promontory on the north, and Cape Cod, a long incurvated strip of low, sandy land upon the south.
The surface of Massachusetts is greatly diversified: being, in the eastern and south-eastern parts, undulating or level; in the central section hilly and broken; and in the western, rugged and mountainous.
Massachusetts was settled by men of wisdom, who at once determined to lay the foundation of an intelligent as well as a religious commonwealth.
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The royal charter of the Province of Maine to Sir Ferdinando Gorges by Charles II, designed to confirm the allotment made to Gorges in the division of the Patent for New England, was granted in 1639.
This purchase strengthened the hold of Massachusetts upon its former eastward possessions, and in 1680 the General Court proceeded to reorganize civil administration in Maine with Thomas Danforth as President of the Province.
In this way the title of Massachusetts to the territory east of the Piscataqua was confirmed, though on account of its remoteness and the distracted state of the country Nova, Scotia was separated from the Province of Massachusetts Bay by the Lords of Trade in 1696, and it was made a royal province in 1713.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was a crown colony organized October 7, 1691 in North America by William and Mary, the joint monarchs of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland.
(Nova Scotia was separated in 1696, and became the Province of Nova Scotia in 1713.) The Province of New Hampshire gained its independence from Massachusetts Bay at the time of the creation of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The Constitution or Form of Government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was agreed upon in Cambridge in October 1779 and adopted by the delegates nine months later in June 1780 to go into effect "the last Wednesday of October next".
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 Gale - PSM - Catalog
Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts
Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay
Charter to William Penn and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania.
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 The Life of Thomas Hutchinson, Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay
The Life of Thomas Hutchinson, Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay
Publication Information: Book Title: The Life of Thomas Hutchinson, Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
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 Slave Petition to the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives of the Province of Massachusetts
Slave Petition to the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives of the Province of Massachusetts
The Petition of a Grate Number of Blackes of this Province who by divine permission are held in a state of Slavery within the bowels of a free and christian Country
That your Petitioners apprehind we have in common with all other men a naturel right to our freedoms without Being depriv'd of them by our fellow men as we are a freeborn Pepel and have never forfeited this Blessing by aney compact or agreement whatever.
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 The Tribes and the States, Massachusetts Civil Disobedience
Although the Province of Massachusetts Bay was the actual center of the "civil disobedience" movement that was challenging British authority in America, it was not allowed representation in the Continental Congress mainly because of that very fact.
The province of New Hampshire, located as it is between Massachusetts and Maine, both of which were then under Massachusetts Bay military rule, and in both of which a "civil disobedience" campaign was organized, was in a peculiar position, as holding an important line of communication for the Massachusetts rebels.
The royal regime was, in fact, almost isolated in that province, which had the "civil disobedience" territory of Massachusetts to the south, and the similar region of Maine to the east, while to the west and northwest stretched the Green Mountain range, the home of the defiant and unrecognized colony which called itself Vermont.
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 Maine State Archives:
In 1652, the Colony of Massachusetts Bay claimed part of Maine under its charter; and pursued the claim until 1677 when it obtained a release of the Gorges interest in the Province of Maine which became a province of Massachusetts.
A new charter was granted by the crown in 1691 which united the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies, the Province of Maine and Nova Scotia as the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England.
The Province of Maine constituted the County of York until 1760 when Cumberland County and Lincoln County were incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court.
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 Roy - Boudreau - Whelpley Genealogy - Person Page 26   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On 13 October 1726 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, Hannah married Joshua Hale, son of Captain Thomas Hale and Sarah Northend.
On 17 December 1702 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, Samuel married Abigail Goodridge, daughter of Joseph Goodridge and Martha Moores.
On 22 January 1707/8 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, Josiah married Tirzah Bartlett, daughter of Samuel Bartlett and Elizabeth Titcomb.
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 Thomas Hutchinson
He was a member of the Massachusetts Council from 1749 to 1756, was appointed judge of probate in 1752 and was chief justice of the superior court of the province from 1761 to 1769, was lieutenant-governor from 1758 to 1771, acting as governor in the latter two years, and from 1771 to 1774 was governor.
In 1754 he was a delegate from Massachusetts to the Albany Convention, and, with Franklin, was a member of the committee appointed to draw up a plan of union.
Throughout the pre-Revolutionary disturbances in Massachusetts he was the representative of the British ministry, and though he disapproved of some of the ministerial measures he felt impelled to enforce them and necessarily incurred the hostility of the Whig or Patriot element.
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 Governor of Massachusetts information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The title of "His Excellency" is a throwback to the royally-appointed governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Province of New England, and Royal Colony of Massachusetts, all of whom were afforded this title.
To be eligible for either office, a candidate must have lived in Massachusetts for at least seven years immediately preceding his election, and originally also had to be a Christian owning at least £1,000 worth of real property.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Massachusetts
Massachusetts, the voyages of the Cabots, the temporary settlement (1602) of the Gosnold party on one of the Elizabeth Islands of Buzzard's Bay, and the explorations and the mapping of the New England coast by Captain John Smith are usually passed over as more or less conjectural.
Massachusetts, Plymouth, Maine, Nova Scotia, and the intervening territory, entitled "The Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England"; nevertheless it was not until the Treaty of Utrecht, in 1713, that the proceedings on the part of the home Government, to assert the Crown's rights, abated notably.
Massachusetts the number of the leading denominations is as follows: Catholics 1,373,752; Congregationalists 119,196; Baptists 80,894; Methodists, 6,498; Protestant Episcopalians 51,636, Presbyterians 8559.
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 MOITI -- Protocol
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Sister State-Province Agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Province of Eastern Cape, South Africa
Sister State-Province Agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Province of Taiwan
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 Hutchinson on the Land and Silver banks
Men of estates and the principal merchants in the province abhorred the project and refused to receive the bills, but great numbers of shopkeepers who had lived for a long time before upon the fraud of a depreciating currency, and many small traders gave credit to the bills.
The New-Hampshire agents therefore furnished him with the votes of the Massachusetts assembly containing the grant of £.800 and evidence of the adjournment of New-Hampshire assembly, alledged to be done in consequence, nor was he undeceived until it was too late.
Belcher's opposition to the scheme, in the province, was meer pretence; had he been in earnest, his agent in England would never venture to appear in support of it, and this was improved with Lord Wilmington to induce him to give up Mr.
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 Maine State Archives:
In 1652, the Colony of Massachusetts Bay claimed part of Maine under its charter; and pursued the claim until 1677 when it obtained a release of the Gorges interest in the Province of Maine which became a province of Massachusetts.
A new charter was granted by the crown in 1691 which united the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies, the Province of Maine and Nova Scotia as the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England.
The Province of Maine constituted the County of York until 1760 when Cumberland County and Lincoln County were incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court.
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 Davis, Currency and Banking in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, Vol. I, Ch. XVII
New Hampshire alone among the other governments of New England was placed under the same restraints in regard to the issue of bills as those imposed upon the province of the Massachusetts Bay; but the influence of her public bills was for many years too feeble to be entitled to any extended investigation.
Preponderant as was the influence of the more important province, the emissions of the smaller government became at a later date of enough importance to contribute perceptibly towards the depreciation of the currency.
In February, 1740-41, Belcher warned the assembly concerning the Massachusetts land bank notes, but the members of the house although not prepared to defend a scheme which had its origin and its operations in another province, nevertheless declined to accept the governor’s conclusions.
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 Article 4, Section 2, Clause 1: Ainslee v. Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The declaring that those persons, most of whom were born within the territories of the province of Massachusetts Bay, should be deemed aliens, would be very absurd, unless they were recognized, before and until the passing of those acts, as subjects.
It was therefore then considered as the law of the land, that all persons born within the territories of the government and people, although before the declaration of independence, were born within the allegiance of the same government and people, as the successor of the former sovereign, who had abdicated his throne.
But we are of opinion that his allegiance to that king was founded on his birth within his dominion of the province of Massachusetts Bay; and that upon his abdication, that allegiance accrued to the commonwealth, as his lawful successor.
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