The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century: The chartered colonies. Beginnings of self-government

Thorough history of legal, institutional and administrative aspects of life in the colonies.

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Página 57 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia.
Página 193 - No man's life shall be taken away, no man's honor or good name shall be stained, no man's person shall be arrested, restrained, banished, dismembered, nor any...
Página 399 - Pascataquack, were not received nor called into the confederation, because they ran a different course from us both in their ministry and civil administration; for they had lately made Acomenticus (a poor village) a corporation, and had made a taylor their mayor, and had entertained one Hull, an excommunicated person and very contentious, for their minister.
Página 153 - Articles which are the ends wee have propounded, and dissembling with our God, shall fall to embrace this present world and prosecute our...
Página 205 - ... we desire you would be pleased to take notice of the principals and body of our Company, as those who esteem it our honor to call the Church of England, from whence we rise, our dear mother ; and cannot part from our native country, where she specially resideth, without much sadness of heart and many tears in our eyes...
Página 72 - When our people were fed out of the common store and laboured jointly together...
Página 102 - The Council established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, ruling, ordering and Governing of New England in America" and to them and their Successors grants all the lands, &c., Viz.
Página 193 - the Magistrates and their associates" were to "proceed in the Courts, to hear and determine all causes according to the laws now established; and where there is no law, then as near the law of God as they can.
Página 231 - Salem men had preferred a petition, at the last general court, for some land in Marblehead Neck, which they did challenge as belonging to their town; but, because they had chosen Mr. Williams their teacher, while he stood under question of authority, and so offered contempt to the magistrates, etc., their petition was refused till, etc.
Página 233 - He held that it was not lawful to require a wicked person to swear or pray, which were both forms of worship ; and that the power of the civil magistrate extends only to the bodies, goods, and outward state of men, and not to their souls and consciences.

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