Colonial Origins of New England Senates

Colonial Origins of New England Senates

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...a spirit of insubordination to his demands and was likewise dismissed after a short session. From this time the right to originate money bills was never relinquished by the popular branch of the Assembly. After the unsettled period,10 immediately following the imprisonment of Andros11 in 1689, Samuel Allen was appointed Governor and John Usher Lieutenant Governor of the colony. The commission12 and instructions1S of Governor Allen, which I Farmer's Belknap, 98. Two of the latter were afterwards restored. 'Ibid. Prov. Papers, I, 518. 4 Farmer's Belknap, 104. See infra. 'Farmer's Belknap, 104. Ubid. -lbid., 110. 'Ibid. 10 From the surrender of Andros' government, April 18,1689 (Prov. Papers, II, pt. I, p. 21), until the accession of Governor Allen, there was no legalized government in the colony. (Ibid., 30 el seq.). II During his administration there was no popular branch of the Legislature. Laws were made by the Governor and his Council of fifteen, only one of whom was from New Hampshire. (Ibid., 118-9). "Ibid., 57. "Ibid., 68. were issued March, 1692, constituted a frame of government, the Legislature of which was substantially the same as that provided for in the commission of President Cutts. In fact no important change was made in the legislative power of the Council throughout the rest of the colonial period. The Assembly was held under the strict surveillance of the royal officers, and was kept too severely in check to admit of that expansion which was necessary in order to keep apace with the advancing ideas of the people. Not only was the Council at the mercy of the royal Governor, but the popular branch was held largely within the limits of his desires by his veto power and his authority to prorogue its sessions. more

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