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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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The Pilgrim Fathers of New England: A History

William Carlos Martyn - 1867 - 432 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 corporate limit.' This rule stood unchanged until after the Restoration. Thus was the elective franchise...
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The Radical, Volume 3

1868
...and agreed that, for time to come, noe man shal be admitted to the freedome of this body polliticke, but such as are members of some of the churches within the lymitts of the same." ShurtlefF's Records of the Colony of the Mass. Bay in NE, vol. I., p. 89....
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Lectures Delivered in a Course Before the Lowell Institute, in Boston

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1869 - 498 pages
...of the freemen may be preserved of honest and good men : It is ordered, That henceforth no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this Commonwealth but...Churches within the limits of this jurisdiction." Can we lay our hands upon our hearts, and say, that all our laws regulating suffrage have as wise and...
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The First Charter and the Early Religious Legislation of Massachusetts

Joel Parker - 1869 - 85 pages
...of the freemen may be preserved of honest and good men : It is ordered, That henceforth no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this Commonwealth but...Churches within the limits of this jurisdiction." Can we lay our hands upon our hearts, and say, that all our laws regulating suffrage have as wise and...
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MASSACHUSETTS AND ITS EARLY HISTORY

HON. ROBERT C. WINTHROP - 1869
...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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The Historical Magazine, and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities ...

1869
...matter of suffrage in the Colony " 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 if William Frederic Poole was in the audience, as we have excellent reasons for...
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The American Quarterly Church Review and Ecclesiastical Register, Volume 17

1866
...meant by this " natural right to liberty of conscience." " It is ordered that henceforth no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this Commonwealth, but...of some of the Churches within the limits of this Commonwealth." fl " It is therefore ordered by this Court, and the authority thereof, that whosoever...
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The Bible in the Public Schools

1870
...'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.' u It was the aspiration of the Puritans to form a Christian republic after the model of...
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The Life of John Milton, Volume 2

David Masson - 1871
...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 : " such were the words of an Act of the General Court of Massachusetts in 1C31 ; and New...
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CONGREGATIONALISM: WHAT IT IS; WHENCE IT IS; HOW IT WORKS; WHY IT IS BETTER ...

HENRY M. DEXTER - 1871
...ordered and agreed that for time to come noe man shalbe admitted to the freedome of this body polliticke, but such as are members of some of the churches within the lymitts of the same." (May 18, 1631,) Records of the Colony of Mass. Bay, vol. i. p, 87. The Connecticut...
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