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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 Loyalists of America and Their Times: from 1620 to 1816, Volume 1

Egerton Ryerson - 1880 - 489 pages
...ordered and agreed that for 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." Mr. Bancroft, after quoting this extraordinary and unprecedented enactment, remarks ...
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History of the town of Hubbardston

John M. Stowe - 1881
...1631, appears from the enactment that no man should " 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.''* For some time after the death of Mr. Parker, there was no stated minister, though liberal...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 19; Volume 39

1882
...ordered and agreed that, for 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 very radical change in the character of the government was mado in 1634, by the introduction...
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An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History and Literature, Volume 2

Edward Arber - 1879
...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. 4. THOMAS WILLIAMS having undertaken to set up a ferry between Winnesemet and Charleston...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 1

George Bancroft - 1883
...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 the polity became a theocracy; God himself was to govern his people; and the "saints...
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The Relation of Christianity to Civil Society

Samuel Smith Harris - 1883 - 222 pages
...proceeded to enact, that "no man for the time to come 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," says Bancroft, " the body became a theocracy: God himself was to govern his people;...
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Notes on the Tithing-men and the Ballot in Massachusetts

George Henry Moore - 1884 - 14 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." Hist. US, i. 390, 391. 11 "The Governour, Deputy Governour, Major Generall, Treasurer, Secretary...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 3

American Antiquarian Society - 1885
...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." Hist. US, i. 390, 391. corne and some in eares, faire and good, of divorce collours, which...
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Church History in Brief

James Clement Moffat - 1886 - 492 pages
...Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire, that " no man 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." Thus early was Congregationalism established in connection with the state, and before the...
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History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its ...

Charles Brooks - 1886 - 592 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." In another record of the court we find this dictum, still more puritanical : " A freeman...
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