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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

1848
...was ordered and agreed, that for time to come, no man 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. Within the compass of the year 1631 arrived not so many ships as did the year before, fraught...
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A General History of New England: From the Discovery to MDCLXXX.

William Hubbard - 1848 - 768 pages
...was ordered and agreed, that for time to come, no man 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. Within the compass of the year 1631 arrived not so many ships as did the year before, fraught...
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The Test of Experience: Or, The Voluntary Principle in the United States

John Howard Hinton - 1851 - 124 pages
...and agreed, that, for the time to come, no one shall 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." A similar law existed from the first in Newhaven, during the period of its separate existence,...
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 2

1852
...court ordered, " That no man for the time to come shall 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." This suicidal policy could not fail to arouse the spirit of Williams, and make him warn...
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History of the United States of America: Written in Accordance with the ...

M. Murray - 1852 - 441 pages
...good men," " 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 has been severely censured, and it produced much dissension in the colony. It was...
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HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

JOHN ROMEYN BRODHEAD - 1853
...Massachusetts, upon the theocratic basis that none should be admitted to the freedom of the body politic, "but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of this jurisdiction." It was not easy, however, to obtain the privilege of church membership. Of the whole adult population,...
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Life of Roger Williams: The Founder of the State of Rhode Island

William Gammell - 1854 - 221 pages
...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." It was the aspiration of the Puritans to form a Christian republic, after the model of the...
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History of the United States from the Discovery of the American ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1854
...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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History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its ...

Charles Brooks - 1855 - 576 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." " A freeman must be orthodox, a member of the church, twenty years old, and worth ,£200."...
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History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its ...

Charles Brooks - 1855 - 576 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." " A freeman must be orthodox, a member of the church, twenty years old, and worth <£200."...
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