Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 20

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Página 152 - And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree : his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day ; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God ;) that thy land be not defiled, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Página 347 - Work; it pleased God to stir up the heart of one Mr. Harvard (a godly Gentleman and a lover of Learning, there living amongst us) to give the one halfe of his Estate (it being in all about ^1700) towards the erecting of a Colledge, and all his Library...
Página 328 - The general court shall forever have full power and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and courts of record, or other courts...
Página 350 - I cannot make history more interesting than it is, except by falsifying it. And therefore when I meet a person who does not find history interesting, it does not occur to me to alter history, — I try to alter him.
Página 298 - ... whether the said crimes be capital or not capital, and whether the said pleas be real, personal or mixt ; and for the awarding and making out of execution thereupon...
Página 30 - A mournful lamentation for the sad and deplorable death of Mr. Old Tenor ; a native of New England, who after a long confinement by a deep and mortal wound which he received above twelve months before, expired on the 31st of March, 1750." Two verses from the ballad will sufficiently indicate its style, and these verses might well have been written by the author of " Massachusetts in agony,
Página 298 - Ordeyne that it shall and may be lawfull for the said Governour with the advice and consent of the Councill or Assistants from time to time to nominate and appoint Judges Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer Sheriffs Provosts Marshalls Justices of the Peace and other Officers to Our Councill and Courts of Justice belonging...
Página 138 - George the Third, By the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King, Defender of the faith and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five.
Página 142 - April next, and that, at two o'clock in the afternoon of that day, you be taken thence to the place of execution, and there be hanged by the neck till you are dead! dead! dead ! And may the Almighty God have mercy on your soul...
Página 350 - Rough, boisterous, stormy, and altogether warlike, born to fight innumerable devils and monsters, to remove stumps and stones, to cut down thistles and thorns, and to clear the wild woods.

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