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" To the end the body of the commons may be preserved of honest and good men, it was ordered and agreed, that, for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the... "
The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal - Page 278
1826
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

1815
...ordered and agreed, that for time to come, no man be admitted to the freedom of the body politick, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same. Within the compass of the year 1631, arrived not so many ships as did the year before, fraught...
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A compendious history of New England: designed for schools and private families

Jedidiah Morse, Elijah Parish - 1804 - 388 pages
...agreed, . that for the time to come,, no man sliall.be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches, within the limits of the same." This* law, which not only cut oft a. large portion of the people from all honours and offices,...
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A Compendious History of New England: Exhibiting an Interesting View of the ...

Jedidiah Morse, Elijah Parish - 1808 - 207 pages
...and agreed, that for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same." This law, which not only cutoff a large portion of the people from all honours arid offices,...
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AN ORATION DELIVERED AT PLYMOUTH DECEMBER 22, 1824

EDWARD EVERETT - 1825
...18th of May, 1631, it was voted, that " no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body-politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same ; " and they suffered no churches to be gathered, but such as were sound in doctrine, according...
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Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Town of Lancaster, in the ...

Joseph Willard - 1826 - 90 pages
...first session of the General Court, in the colony of Massachusetts, May, 1631, it was ordered " that uo man should be admitted to the freedom of this Commonwealth,...from the County of Kent, in 1635, at the same time, I think, with the Rev. Peter Bulkley, a distinguished clergyman of Concord. He was one of the original...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal: Containing ..., Volume 1

1826
...Danforth§ were appointed commissioners. * At the first session of the General Court, in the colour of Massachusetts, May, 1631, it was ordered ' •...jurisdiction." And this was the law till 1664. None bat freemen were allowed to hold any office. t Major Willard came to this country from the County of...
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

1826
...repealing the law, whose title is fishermen, the first 'section. That page 33, none be admitted freemen, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of this jurisdiction, may be explained, and comprehend such as are members of the church of England. That page the same,...
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A Chronological History of New-England: In the Form of Annals, Being a ...

Thomas Prince - 1826 - 439 pages
...and agreed that for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same. Fourth, Thomas Williams having undertaken to set up a ferry between Winnesemet and Charlestown,...
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A Chronological History of New-England: In the Form of Annals, Being a ...

Thomas Prince - 1826 - 439 pages
...arid agreed that for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same. Fourth, Thomas Williams having undertaken to set up a ferry between Winnesemet and Charlestown,...
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A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1834
...and agreed, that for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same." The principle of universal suffrage was the usage of Virginia; Massachusetts, resting for...
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