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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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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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History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1839 - 479 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." Thus was the elective franchise narrowed. The polity was a sort of theocracy; God himself...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 7

1840
...freemen here, may be preserved of honest and good men ; It is ordained, that henceforth, no men shall be admitted to the freedom of this commonwealth, but...churches within the limits of this jurisdiction." Two years after this, the Rev. John Cotton came over being expelled from his charge in England,...
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History of the Colonization of the United States, Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1841
...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." Thus was the elective franchise narrowed. The polity was a sort of theocracy ; God himself...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 89

1866
...their fundamental laws, 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."t As the churches were all of one kind, the Independent or Congregational, and as...
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Religion in America, Or, An Account of the Origin, Progress, Relation to the ...

Robert Baird - 1844 - 343 pages
...and agreed, that for the time to come, no uian 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."* In other words, no one was to vote at elections, or could be chosen to any office in the...
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History of the United States from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1844 - 514 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." Thus was the elective franchise narrowed. The polity was a sort of theocracy ; God himself...
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Religion in America: Or an Account of the Origin, Relation to the State, and ...

Robert Baird - 1844 - 343 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.i'* In other words, no one was to vote at elections, or could be chosen to any office in the...
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The North American Review, Volume 61

1845
...ordered and agreed, that, for time to come, no man should be admitted to the freedom of the body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same." Thus church and state were closely united. Such were the fundamental principles of the community...
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Publications, Issue 4

Hanserd Knollys Society for the Publication of the Works of Early English and Other Baptist Writers - 1848
...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." Thus a theocracy was established. The government belonged to the saints. They alone could...
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