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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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  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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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Massachusetts
The settlement at Plymouth began with the landing of the Pilgrims, 22 December 1620; the Colony of Massachusetts Bay was established under John Endicott at Salem in 1628.
In 1905 the ratio of increase in the native and in the foreign-born of the population was 6.46 per cent and 8.47 per cent respectively; the number of native-born in the total population being 2, 085,636, and that of the foreign-born being 918,044, an increase of the latter of 459.7 per cent since 1850.
Massachusetts, as well as new York and Philadelphia, experienced the storm: a convent was burned, churches were threatened, monuments to revered heroes of the Church were razed, and cemeteries descrated.
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 Massachusetts Studies Project
The charter of Massachusetts Bay, granted in 1629, was canceled by a judgement of the high court of chancery of England, June 18, 1684.
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.
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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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 Massachusetts Bay Company - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMPANY [Massachusetts Bay Company] English chartered company that established the Massachusetts Bay colony in New England.
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.
Since the royal charter did not specify where the stockholders should meet, this arrangement was made, and the Massachusetts Bay Company became the only one of the English chartered colonization companies not subject to the control of a board of governors in England.
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 Fort Dummer Letter
The Province of Massachusetts Bay was at first granted to extend from three miles south of the Charles river to three miles north of the Merrimac river, and to carry that breadth throughout to the Pacific ocean.
When the true course of the Merrimac from the north became known Massachusetts was made so wide and New Hampshire so narrow that the line was corrected, and put where it is now in 1741.
Massachusetts granted the land before the line was straightened as far north as Westminster and claimed far beyond, and this letter shows that New Hampshire was intended by the home government in England and the governments here to extend west of the Connecticut river, and to include Fort Dummer.
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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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 Travel in Boston-Massachusetts-USA-History-WorldTravelGate.net®-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Boston was settled in 1630 by Puritan Englishmen of the Massachusetts Bay Company, who, for religious reasons, put the Atlantic Ocean between themselves and the Church of England.
Ostensibly founded for commercial reasons, the Massachusetts Bay Company, under its governor, John Winthrop (1588-1649), brought its charter--which it regarded as authorization to set up a self-governing settlement in the New England wilderness--along to the New World.
In 1686, with the arrival of Sir Edmund Andros as the first royal governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, the authority of the crown was established in Boston itself.
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 No. 130, Original: New Hampshire v. Maine - Amicus (On Motion to Dismiss)
In the early 1700s, the Province of New Hampshire disputed the location of its boundaries with the Province of Massachusetts Bay, including both New Hampshire's southern boundary along the Merrimac River and the northern boundary separating New Hampshire from Maine.
Massachusetts disputed that contention, stating, inter alia, that "[b]y the express Words of Gorges's Grant, the Line must run thro' the Mouth of Piscataqua, and up the Middle of the River, it being impossible to run the Line agreeable to the Description of that Grant, without." Id. at 17a (Mass.
Massachusetts, cited the 1740 order as an example of the King's exercise of his power to determine boundaries by "order in council." 37 U.S. (12 Pet.) at 739; see also id. at 688 (argument of counsel cited by the Court).
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 Archives: Massachusetts Archives Collection
The Massachusetts Archives Collection (also known as the "Felt Collection"), which includes original records of the governor, Council, General Court, secretary, and treasurer, is an important source of records for early Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.
By 1684 Massachusetts government was based on the provisions of the charter, various legal codifications, and a liberal interpretation of English common law.
The new constitution establishing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was ratified on June 16, 1780, and the new government began on October 25.
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 An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera: Titles: 67
All officers, soldiers or followers of the army, are hereby strictly forbid to molest or injure inhabitant of County in the Province of family or property, as they will answer the same at their peril.
Province of New-Hampshire, George Jaffrey, Esq; treasurer and receiver-general of His Majesty's revenues within His Majesty's Province of New Hampshire.
Province of the Massachusetts Bay, James Taylor, Gent.
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 Article 4, Section 2, Clause 1: Ainslee v. Martin
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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 Snapshot of the United States of America: Vermont
It borders Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.
These settlements were made by the Province of Massachusetts Bay to protect its settlers on the western border along the Connecticut River.
The Province of Massachusetts Bay claimed the land on the basis of the 1629 charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
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 East Bay Newspapers •
At various times in his career, Byfield held positions of influence both in Plymouth Colony and in Massachusetts, including a 38-year stint as chief judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Bristol County and a five-time delegate from Bristol to the Massachusetts General Court (the legislature), serving for a time as its speaker.
Prior to that date, Bristol was a Plymouth Colony town until 1691, and then part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, until the East Bay area was ceded to Rhode Island on May 28, 1746.
In the same manner that Connecticut's royal charter of 1662 absorbed New Haven Colony, the Crown merged Plymouth with the newly-chartered Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691.
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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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 Samuel Palmer (1713-1789)
in Bradford, Essex County, and Province of Massachusetts Bay.
It is thought that he moved to Newbury, Massachusetts and later settled and died in the State of Maine.
Petition to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay to establish a Second Parish in the town of Methuen, Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1766, Massachusetts State Archives, John F. Kennedy Campus, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
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 The History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (excerpt) / by Thomas Hutchinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Thomas Hutchinson, then speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was the architect of the Massachusetts currency reform adopted in 1749 and implemented in 1750.
Hutchinson was also the author of The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay, the most important contemporary history of the colony, and his account of the currency reform is one of the most interesting and informative we have.
Because he served as the last royal Governor of Massachusetts, and thus became a symbol of royal authority, he went-in his own lifetime-from being one of the most admired men in the Bay colony to being one of the most despised.
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 AllRefer.com - Massachusetts Bay Company (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
Massachusetts Bay Company, English chartered company that established the Massachusetts Bay colony in New England.
A group led by John Winthrop (1588–1649) signed the so-called Cambridge Agreement (1629), by which they engaged to emigrate to New England provided that they could buy out the stock of the company and thus gain complete control of the company's government and charter.
• John Winthrop, 1588–1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony
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 Colonial America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A second group of colonists established the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629.
The Puritan social ideal was that of the "nation of saints" or the "City upon a Hill," an intensely religious, thoroughly righteous community that would serve as an example for all of Europe and stimulate mass conversion to Puritanism.
For example, Roger Williams came to Massachusetts preaching religious toleration, separation of Church and State, and complete break with the Anglican Church and was banished from the Colony for his "crimes." He left and founded Rhode Island Colony, which was soon to become a haven for other religious refugees from the Puritan community.
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 Professionals. 1890. History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
By virtue of the charter of William and Mary, granted in 1691-2, among other rights were, that Massachusetts bay, the colony of New Plymouth, the province of Maine and Nova Scotia were united and made one province, called the province of the Massachusetts bay, which union marked a new order of things in these provinces.
There were quarter sessions of the peace, by the justices of the peace in the same county, held at specified places, each three months in the county, to hear and determine all matters relating to the conservation of the peace, and punishment of offenders, and all other things cognizable by them according to law.
By the authority of the province charter of William and Mary of 1691-2, power was given to the governor and council to grant the probate of wills, and appoint executors and administrators on estates of deceased persons of this province.
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 Massachusetts Bay Company — Infoplease.com
Simon Bradstreet - Bradstreet, Simon, 1603–97, colonial governor of Massachusetts, b.
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 Sutton Massachusetts Genealogy and History Homepage - Town History
Joseph Dudley, Esqr., Captain General and Governor In chief In and over her Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England in America - to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting.
And that they reserve three hundred acres of the said lands for the first settled minister, four hundred acres for the ministry, and two hundred acres for the use of as school, all to be laid out conveniently.
In Testimony Whereof I the said Joseph Dudley, Esqr., Governor have signed these presents and caused the Publick seal of the Province of Massachusetts Bay aforesaid to be hereunto affixed.
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 The State Library of Massachusetts - Digital Collections - Broadsides - Main Page
Title: At a Great and General court or Assembly for the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, begun and held at Boston the 27th Day of May 1747...
voted, that it be, and hereby is, strongly recommended to the several Churches and Congregations within this Province, to make an honourable Provision for the support of their Ministers, proportionable to the great Rise of the necessaries of Life since their Settlement.
Ordered, That the Assessors of the several Towns and districts within this Province, forth with send into the Secretary's Office the exact Number of Negro Slaves, both males and females, sixteen Years old and upward, that are within their respective Towns and Districts.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: Leonard letters
Letters adressed to the Inhabitants of the Province of Massachusetts Bay
The houses of representatives or Burgesses, have not all the powers of the House of Commons, in the charter governments they have no more than what is expressly granted by their several charters.
The first charters granted to this province did not impower the assembly to tax the people at all.
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 Archives: Volume List, Volume 1-99
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government between April 10, 1690, and April 15, 1691, following the overthrow of Governor Andros' Dominion of New England, and prior to the arrival of the 1692 William and Mary charter
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government between April 16, 1691, and May 9, 1692, prior to the arrival of the 1692 William and Mary charter
Records of the Massachusetts Bay government relating to the continuing military concerns of Canadian captives and unstable frontier settlements, along with Dummer's War (1722-1725).
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